Marcin Chomicki Elementary particles
28.09 – 14.10.2018 Marcin Chomicki Elementary particles
curator: Julia Harasimowicz
Marcin Chomicki treats his sculpture-objects as growing cells of an organism, changing the urban space. They behave like autonomous, self-sufficient beings ready to evolve into more complex, expansive structures.
The sculptures presented at the exhibition are the starting forms that can be used to create small modular architecture for Warsaw. In his concept, the artist refers to the idea of art integration — the process of combining sculpture, architecture, painting and spatial assumptions in one form. The utilitarian sculptures will change the existing space, bringing out its values and initiating the process of inhabitants’ integration. In this context, the fact that the objects are modular is of particular importance. This opens up endless possibilities for transforming and adapting spaces to the needs of users. An important element is the participation of plants as living sculpting material.
The sculptures are inspired by, among other things, objects of small architecture encountered in the urban space of Warsaw — afterimages of the modernist vision of the city that are subject to entropy. Taken out of the city context, broken down into elementary particles and transformed into a new form, they will return to the urban space with a doubled force.
Marcin Chomicki (born 1976), visual artist; he is involved in art in the public space, painting, photography and 3D animation. Graduated from the Faculty of Painting of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, as well as Assyrian Studies at the Faculty of Oriental Studies at the University of Warsaw. Since 2004, he has been working as an assistant at the Faculty of Painting at his alma mater. In 2011, he received a PhD degree in fine arts from the University of Arts in Poznań. He was the co-founder and co-leader of Galeria 2.0, which operated at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw from 2009 to 2013. Four-time recipient of scholarships from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage and the Young Poland programme. In 2018, he received the scholarship of the Capital City of Warsaw. He lives and works in Warsaw.
28.09 – 14.10.2018
Zachęta Project Room
ul. Gałczyńskiego 3, 00-362 Warsaw
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