UP Gallery Berlin
Slawomir Brzoska, Andreea Vladut, Rafał Górczyński
S.Brzoska, Jiddat Al Harasis, Oman 2014
Eröffnung: 28.11.2014 (Freitag) um 19 Uhr
Öffnungszeiten: Di-Sam 16-20 Uhr
Ausstellungsort: UP Gallery, Richardstr. 43, 12043 Neukölln, Berlin.
Weaving geometrical figures with kilometres of string, I have always emphasised the moment of work over the final effect. Work in the secluded gallery was a kind of meditation, when I had to watch almost every step, keep an eye on the tension of more and more lines, their parallelism. It required concentration on what is here – and – now. I have realised at some point that I am doing no less than travel, wandering in the spaces between the points set on walls, the floor and the ceiling in advance. The three-dimensional drawing is a trace of my body and hands left in the space. The installation is an image of wandering I had done, to the world that was visualised at its end.
S.Brzoska, Wadi Rum, Jordania 2011
The space is a kind of vessel which I fill in with the installation. I do not repeat the configuration in other spaces. Each work is based on different construction rules, dependent on natural characteristics I encounter in the space. I pay attention to architecture, construction details, windows’ arrangement, lighting etc., to find a form which will enter a dialogue with the surroundings.
No less important in my experiencing the world is real travelling. Desert areas became especially close to me since my first trip to India, Asia and then the Middle East. In 2002 I wrapped in wool a postglacial boulder found on the bank of the River Yenisei in Tuva. Hundreds of its lines were superimposed on the stone. This was how the first ‘”Journey sketch” came into being.
S.Brzoska, Tuwa, Russia 2002
Stones have been archetypal since time immemorial. Its permanence was tied with ancestor worship. Working with stones I invoke the collective memory of the human race, where special kinds of stones formed a centre, a reference point. Wool is rather nomadic while stones are permanent. We may therefore say that the gesture of wrapping is a combination of the two rudimentary manners of existence of the human being.
UP Gallery Berlin