JAKUB JULIAN ZIOLKOWSKI’s work depicts an imaginary world filled with narrative elements, details, emotions and obsessions. The canvases are packed with patterns and have a disorienting, hallucinatory quality. The artist’s draws his inspiration from several elements – from abstract geometric art to Street Art, from Guston to Jérome Bosch or R. Crumb. His work is a sort of human bestiary, each emotion is transformed into a specific form: animals, plants, minerals or space. To simply describe his work as a spontaneous chaos is to ignore the artist’s approach. There is in the impression of anarchy of his canvases a conception of the world meaningful to our contemporary thinking on culture.
Using the image of the skeleton – a recurrent theme in the artist’s work – this serigraphy produced at the Atelier C. Humbert-Droz is idiosyncratic for it has no color and Ziolkowksi’s work is usually very colorful. In a circular or spirale like motion the skeleton splits into two through an axial symmetry and hides a second motif at the center of the work.
Edition of the Centre d'Art Contemporain Genève for the Jakub Julian Ziolkowski exhibition, printed at the serigraphy studio C. Humbert-Droz in Geneva in May 2009..
Serigraphy on vellum “Arches” 88 300 gm2, 4 sections (white, gray, black and gray).
71 x 32 cm
Edition of 25 copies (+3 H.C. et 7 E.A.), signed and numbered on the back by the artist.
Price: CHF 625.
Frame with anti-glare: