untitled (Lying Figure)
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Jakub Julian Ziółkowski

untitled (Lying Figure)

2008 / oil, canvas / 45 x 65 cm / no. 0089 Creative CommonsCreative CommonsCreative Commons Licence 3.0    Wróć

Following his trip to Brazil, exotic grasses, twisting plant shoots, and small amorphous flowers began appearing in Ziołkowski’s work. This painting, however, is not a painter’s travelogue entry: the inspirations are only symbolic, filtered through the artist’s sensitivity and characteristic style. The figure represented is basically just an arrangement of body parts, their boundaries demarcated by beaded contours. The artist likes to use modular representations in micro or macro scale. He portrays the human body as it is shown in anatomy atlases, breaking it down into parts, studying and showing its structure. The work could be interpreted as a representation of the “primitive man,” living close to nature and organically connected with it.

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