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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