Pars pro toto ... cont
Zapraszamy od 31 stycznia 2018 r. do Galerii Meno parkas (Rotušės a. 27, Kaunas, Litwa)
na wernisaż wystawy prac Andrzeja Markiewicza | Pars pro toto... cont. (Fragment za całość… cd.).
Kuratorem wystawy jest Edmundas Saladžius (profesor Vilnius Academy of Arts). Wystawa czynna jest do 24 lutego br.
Pars…III - Pars pro toto…w piekle bez zmian ; [ z Kołakowskim, Czy pan Bóg jest szczęśliwy, str. 123-125], EA.: papier + digital print, oil pastel, ołówek; 56x76; Radom, Boguchwała; lipiec-sierpień 2016r.
The essence of my art is condensation of forms, which involves the synthesis and generalization of experiences and impressions up to a point when they no longer talk about their own unique existence but become representations of general ideas. As Leszek Brogowski puts it, ‘it enables a shift from seeing to knowing, or even better: it helps to make seeing more judicious.’
Due to the techniques mentioned, the works, although created with the language different from philosophical discourse, approach the issues of existence, of what is general and personal, the dichotomy between material and immaterial, between physical and spiritual.
Let me summarize the deliberations referring to the problem of constructing artistic attitude towards situations and phenomena in the surrounding world by quoting Prof. Henryk Hoffman: ‘Art is not science and investigating the essence of an artistic message might be extremely difficult to express in words. How can we tell Bach’s symphony, explain, without trivialization, the poem ‘Station’ by Szymborska or accurately describe the special atmosphere of paintings by Nikifor? It is also totally impossible to convincingly demonstrate the link between an artwork and its practical usage of any kind.’
Nowadays we find it difficult to keep up with the rapid pace of drastic, convulsive and unpredictable change. In spite of this process, in which we constantly try to find our own place and many tendencies dangerous for art and culture, this is also the time of remarkable development of many artistic ways and attitudes. They may not happen in the spotlights of the great stage of life, which focus on totally different spheres, but truly remarkable accomplishments have always been and will be created, and the only sensible reaction is to show our respect.
‘Between the shadows of the masters, between the visible and the invisible, between freedom and responsibility there is space where a new image of the world appears, where art is born.’1
Andrzej Markiewicz, translation by Dorota Durlik
1 Andrzej Bednarczyk. There is no excuse for the lack of perfection [in:] Journal of Science and Arts, volume 4, ASP, Kraków 2002, p. 52.