• Paweł Książek’s solo exhibition at gallery ŻAK | BRANICKA

    Date posted: November 11, 2014 Author: jolanta

    Paweł Książek, Fig. 17, 2014, 32 x 42 cm, oil on canvas

    We cordially invite you to the opening of Paweł Książek’s solo exhibition at gallery ŻAK | BRANICKA.Paweł Książek | Figures

    Opening: Friday, November 14, 2014, from 6 to 9 pm, running until January 31, 2015The word “figure” derives from the Latin language; it can be abbreviated as “fig.” or symbolised by the Greek letter “φ”, which refers to the figure, it can be a symbol of luminous flux as well as golden ratio. Książek uses this ambiguity as the starting point for his new series of paintings entitled Figures.
    Paweł Książek is a painter – an analyst. His paintings cannot be traced back to an emotional source, but rather are a result of a process of research. The artist’s strategy relies on the analysis of visual sources as in his previous series of paintings (for example, NN vs. Artists). In Figures the available raw materials (including photographs depicting different phenomena or people coming from visual arts, pop culture, movies or the internet) are collected by the artist. Książek then, classifies and processes them through the medium of painting. In this way, Książek directly refers to the methodology developed by Aby Warburg, based on the building of iconographic atlases and their comparative analysis.
    Figures is a series of portraits of women. Each one of the paintings includes the abbreviation “fig.” in the title and an ordinal number.

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