JAROSLAW FLICINSKI "WALL PAINTING"
"Jaroslaw Flicinski' work is the result of the coming into relation of painting and architecture. Of the place where the artist is called to intervene, Flicinski observes the nature of the architecture, developing a specific interest in the quality of the natural light that reveals its visual forms. In a following phase of the creative process, the architectonical space empties out for Flicinski of any other function, to become a background and a three-dimensional support to painting. Wall painting originates, in the case of Flicinski, from the personal nomadic condition of the artist; the painting resides in a certain place for a limited time, after which it will regain a condition of non-existence.Piac Gallery
Flicinski's works of great format develop, sometimes, as installations that freely transform the space, by superimposing new structures on the original ones; at other times they adapt themselves to the existing architecture, by using the linear layout of the walls as a canvas.Flicinski's painting is void of any subjective and referential component; it is characterized by smooth and uniform surfaces, full colours and economy of forms, which make it familiar to the strategies of minimalism and of American Hard-Edge painting. The geometrical forms the artist paints are simple sequences of horizontal lines, regular concentrical circles or superimposed ellipses which create visual trajectories that are dynamical and pulsating in the space. They are works which, like music, find expression through categories of rhythm and intensity, and call for the participation of the beholder.
For his solo exhibition at Galleria PIAC Flicinski chooses a diagonal axis of perception, different from the main visual axis of the gallery, and realizes a wall painting on the lefthand wall of the space: a series of fifteen double concentric ellipses, painted in different tones of brown, pulsates as a spiral out of a dark grey background, introducing new perspectives in the perception of the space.
Jaroslaw Flicinski was born in Gdansk, Poland, in 1965. He lives between Gdansk and Warsaw. He has participated in many group shows, including Ideal City, Invisibile Cities at the Schaufenster (University of Applied Sciences) in Potsdam and at the Old Academy in Zamosc; Poland, That's Where? at the Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw, and Avant-gardes polonaises, dialogues depuis Malevitch at the Musée Matisse in Le Cateau-Cambresis in 2006."
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