Jakub Czyszczoń and Piotr Łakomy - "3 in the Morning"

Piotr Łakomy, bez tytułu, lakier samochodowy na złomie, 70 kg, 2011

The exhibition co-produced by Starter Gallery and the ING Polish Art Foundation is related to dairies. It is not merely a presentation of hermetic notes or incomplete works found in the studio.

Particular objects refer to private or cultural motives which were important in the artistic oeuvre of Jakub Czyszczoń and Piotr Łakomy. Artists lead a viewer into the areas which only they are familiar with, and then leave the viewer alone facing the stories behind a collection of objects presented in the gallery.

In the artistic creation of Czyszczoń some iconographic motives can be compared to compulsions. Although masterpieces of painting have been reproduced million times and they evoked various side-effects in visual space, the artist continuously takes them out of the drawer. His actions remind rather an operation on a living organism then an inventory of culture canon. He combines the motives which interest him, calibrates them and overlaps in order to be able to intermediate them in print one more time.

He is avaricious, he disciplines chaos of private impressions closing the works in a shape of a cube. However, this disciplinary buckle turns out illusory. The objects, formally brought nearer, are different not only in terms of material and size but also mass. Each of them influences a body and imagination of a viewer in a different way, sometimes in an abstract way, referring not only to physical weight, but also to the size of information recorded in a digital memory. These notes are confronted with time, the VHS cannot be played back by almost anyone anymore. Particular works of Łakomy are another page from the dairies which cannot be literally read by a viewer. Each of them is marked by history and carries memories of different weight.

Opening: 23 September 2011, at 19.00
Exhibition open from 23 September till 16 October 2011.

Starter Gallery
Andersa 13 str.
Warsaw

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