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Krzysztof Gliszczyński
Urns Nr 4/X.93-X.94, a Perspex - Cased Object

1994

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Urns nr 4/X.93-X.94, a Perspex - cased object, 1994, flakes of paint + plexiglas Krzysztof Gliszczyński, 33 x 47 x 4 cm Artist Statement In the 1990s I started collecting flakes of paint – leftovers from my work. I would put fresh ones in wooden formworks, dried ones in glass containers. They constituted layers of investigations into the field of painting, enclosed in dated and numbered cuboids measuring 47 × 10.5 × 10.5 cm. I called those objects Urns. In 2016, I displayed them at an exhibition, moulding a single object out of all the Urns. The Urns inspired me to redefine the status of my work as a painter. In order to do it, I performed a daunting task of placing the layers of paint not in an urn, but on a canvas, pressing each fresh bit of paint with my thumb. In the cycle of paintings Autoportret a’retour, the matter was transferred from painting to painting, expanding the area of each consecutive one. Together, the bits, the residua of paint, kept alive the memory of the previous works. It was a stage of the atomization of the painting matter and its alienation from the traditional concepts and aesthetic relations. Thus, the cycle of synergic paintings was created, as I called them, guided by the feeling evoked in me by the mutually intensifying flakes of paint. The final aesthetic result of the refining of the digested matter was a consequence of the automatism of the process of layering, thumb-pressing, and scraping off again. Just like in an archaeological excavation, attempts are made to unite and retrieve that which has been lost. This avant-garde concept consists in transferring into the area of painting of matter, virtually degraded and not belonging to the realm of art. And yet the matter re-enters it, acquiring a new meaning. The matter I created, building up like lava, became my new technique. I called it perpetuum pictura – self-perpetuated painting. Alchemical concepts allowed me to identify the process inherent in the emerging matter, to give it direction and meaning. In a way, I created matter which was introducing me into the pre-symbolic world – a world before form, unnamed. From this painterly magma, ideas sprung up, old theories of colour and the convoluted problem of squaring the circle manifested themselves again. Just like Harriot’s crystal refracted light in 1605, I tried to break up colour in the painting Iosis. Paintings were becoming symptoms, like in the work Pulp fiction, which at that time was a gesture of total fragmentation of matter and of transcending its boundaries, my dialogue with the works of Jackson Pollock and the freedom brought by his art. The painting Geometrica de physiologiam pictura contains a diagram in which I enter four colours that constitute an introduction to protopsychology, alchemical transmutation, and the ancient theory of colour. It this work I managed to present the identification of the essence of human physiology with art. But the essential aspect of my considerations in my most recent paintings is the analysis of abstraction, the study of its significance for the contemporary language of art and the search for the possibilities of creating a new message. For me, abstraction is not an end in itself, catering to the largely predicable expectations of the viewers. To study the boundary between visibility and invisibility, like in the work Unsichtbar, is to ask about the status of the possibilities of the language of abstraction. The moment of fluidity which I am able to attain results from the matter – matter which contains only a memory of the previous works, and yet becomes the reason for seeking balance between the deepest layers of the psyche, which are never static, but forever subject to changes. Its counterweight is geometry, which represents rationality and has the ability to organize and define artistic form, like in the work Memory. By going back to the works of El Greco and his painting Toledo, I was able to once more study the force of the idea of light, which gave the painting its form and the apocalyptic atmosphere contained therein. El Greco, rediscovered by Paul Cézanne, made an enormous contribution to the creation of the foundations of modern painting. El Greco’s idea inspired me to paint Toledo. In the work Anamnesis, I tackle the idea of memory and its opposite, oblivion, which, in the creative process, allows to deconstruct the rationality of memory. History of the Painter from Borowy Młyn is an installation which speaks of the process of painting, the act of creation, and refers to the story of my father, a house painter, and his traumatic experiences after being separated from his family by the Nazis in 1944. Rolling scrolls from strips of canvases became a symbolic act of dressing a wound. The scrolls were rolled onto a metal frame up until the moment when the burden became too much to bear. Krzysztof Gliszczyński is Professor for painting on Academy of fine arts Gdansk. Krzysztof Gliszczyński born in Miastko in 1962. Graduated from the Gdańsk Academy of Fine Arts in 1987 in the studio of Prof. Kazimierz Ostrowski. Between 1995 and 2002 founder and co-manager of Koło Gallery in Gdańsk. lnitiator of the Kazimierz Ostrowski Award, con-ferred by the Union of Polish Artists and Designers (ZPAP), Gdańsk Chapter. Dean of the Painting Faculty of the Gdańsk Academy of Fine Arts in the years 2008-2012. Vice Rector for Development and Cooperation of the Gdańsk Academy of Fine Arts in the years 2012-2016. Obtained a professorship in 2011. Currently head of the Third Painting Studio of the Painting Faculty of the Gdańsk Academy of Fine Arts. He has taken part in a few dozen exhibitions in Poland and abroad. He has received countless prizes and awards for his artistic work. He is active in the field of painting, drawing, objects, and video.

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  • Creator
    Krzysztof Gliszczyński (1962, Polish)
  • Creation Year
    1994
  • Dimensions
    Height: 13 in. (33 cm)Width: 18.51 in. (47 cm)Depth: 1.58 in. (4 cm)
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  • Gallery Location
    Salzburg, AT
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU103538524492

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