Jakub Julian Ziolkowski

29.05 — 16.08.09

OPENING: THURSDAY, MAY 28, 6-9 P.M.

 

JAKUB JULIAN ZIOLOWSKI’s work, presented for the first time in a Swiss institution, depicts a world rich with details and inhabited by emotions and obsessions. His canvases teem with motifs which generate a feeling of hallucinated multiplication. This Polish artist’s imaginative world is bursting with a chain of references – from modern abstraction’s geometry to Street Art, to Philip Guston, Hyeronimus Bosch and R. Crumb – and is inhabited by emotions and obsessions.

ZIOLKOWSKI’s practice is akin to a bestiary of life, every emotion is metamorphosed into a memorable form: animal, mineral, vegetable and galactic. The viewers are invited to confront this visual onslaught and make what they may from its sensual and grotesque cacophony.

Yet, to define the artist’s work as a pulsating mass of impulsive chaos would mean to ignore the impact of his approach. For in its monumental sense of excess, lies a vision of the world of significance to contemporary cultural thought.

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Exhibition: 29.05 — 16.08.09

Opening: 28.05.2009 at 6 p.m.

Curator: Katya García-Antón.

Jakub Julian Ziolkowski is represented by Hauser & Wirth, Zurich.

With the support of the Embassy of the Polish Republique in Bern

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In partnership with: Theillard Traiteur, Le Courrier, Hôtel Beau-Rivage, Pernod Ricard Swiss and Baboo.

 
Subventionné par la Ville de Genève

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