Dawid Radziszewski Gallery | Marcin Zarzeka
The Polish presence is strong at this year’s abc, with four noteworthy galleries from Warsaw showcasing artists’ positions. We’re taking a moment to explore what they have on display.
Profile Gallery — Jaroslaw Kozlowski
Profile Gallery is showing the works of Jaroslaw Kozlowski, a master of conceptual reflection and linguistic games. Kozłowski transforms information media, such as newspapers or displays, into media of disinformation to expose the games we are involved in every day, whether we want it or not, as well as the hypocrisy of images.
Galeria Stereo — Roman Stańczak
In the 90’s, Roman Stańczak became famous with a series of sculptural objects using everyday items, and performances he penned as “distortions”. His work focuses on the act of destroying a ready made and how that suggests a distinct and alternate reality. Stańczak’s practice combines a performative elements, religious aspects and a deeply ingrained sense of humour.
Dawid Radziszewski — Marcin Zarzeka
Prepared especially for abc, Marcin Zarzeka’s series of work consist of spatial objects that seek to develop a distinction between the imaginary and the real, between sculpture and painting. Adhering to his own visual alphabet, the artist continues to dissect the nature of illusions.
Piktogram — Tomasz Mróz
A table with a few mundane objects displayed on it sets a rather bizarre scene; a lamp, a partly eaten bread, a crumb, a spoon, and a worm are all remnants of an unknown past occurrence. Tomasz Mróz’s surreal composition creates an atmosphere comparable to that of sinister horror films, and invites the viewer to play detective.A Piece of Warsaw in Berlin during abc
Credit first picture: Dawid Radziszewski Gallery | Marcin Zarzeka |The Golden Age, 2015
Courtesy of Dawid Radziszewski Gallery