Piotr Łakomy at Galeria Labirynt

Artist: Piotr Łakomy

Exhibition title: Pale House

Venue: Galeria Labirynt, Lublin, Poland

Date: June 23 – August 6, 2017

Photography: Daniel Koniusz, all images copyright and courtesy of the artist, Galeria Labirynt, Lublin and Galeria Stereo, Warsaw

I saw it in the suburbs, also in the center of the town,
during a vast night: the unique texture of these bushes
followed me to the doors with it’s eyes,
and as for me,

what has began as life soon turned
into a much wider project.
In our previous detachment
we were able to go around, to travel

even in most distant corners of the country,
seeing always the same materials
of our daily activity: lawns, clothes, food
illuminating us in the dark, as if covered

with intelligent mold. Pretty preposterous attractions,
don’t you think? Meanwhile, the real homework
was that we came out of somewhere
already preformed, as if made for measure,

but deprived of the original image.
It’s been a long way. It started with a drawing,
but soon it became clear,
that also these planks, boards and water with dirt

are just not enough.
“I’ll remember your shape”,
said the naked wall
and became a canvas of some indifferent afternoon.

And now it imposes a mesh of its individual concepts
entangling this pale house
of days that are yet to come, although already for a long time
we are all living in it.

Marcin Czerkasow

 

Piotr Łakomy (born 1983) is a Poznań-based author of installations verging between painting and sculpture. He gained his diploma in the studio of Proffessor Leszek Knaflewski in the Institute of Fine Arts,  University of Zielona Góra. He had several solo shows (Stereo gallery in Warsaw, BWA Zielona Góra, The Sunday Painter London, Galeria Arsenał Białystok), he participated in a few group exhibitions (Poland, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Belgium, USA, among others); his works have been presented in Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, CASS Sculpture Foundation in West Sussex and Fahrenheit in Los Angeles. Nominated for the Spojrzenia award in 2015, and in 2016 for Paszporty award of the Polityka magazine. He collaborates with two galleries – Stereo in Warsaw and The Sunday Painter in London.

Piotr Łakomy, Untitled, 2017, 54×43 cm, aluminium honeycomb, quail eggs

Piotr Łakomy, Pale House, 2017, exhibition view, Galeria Labirynt

Piotr Łakomy, Untitled, 2017, 2x 210x64x10 cm, wooden door, ostrich eggs

Piotr Łakomy, Pale House, 2017, exhibition view, Galeria Labirynt

Piotr Łakomy, Untitled, 2017, 35x79x43 cm, aluminium honeycomb, fabric, plaster

Piotr Łakomy, Untitled, 2017, 75x50x25 cm, aluminium honeycomb, fabric, plaster, quail eggs

Piotr Łakomy, Untitled, 2017, 27x113x65 cm, wooden door, aluminium honeycomb, ostrich eggs

Piotr Łakomy, Morning, 2017, 113x65x14 cm, aluminium panel, aluminium honeycomb, ostrich egg

Piotr Łakomy, Untitled, 2017, 183x113x25 cm, aluminium door frame, aluminium honeycomb; Eye nor Window, 2017, 183x113x25 cm, aluminium door frame, aluminium honeycomb, ostrich egg

Piotr Łakomy, Untitled, 2010, 80x45x6 cm, fibreboard, plexiglass, paint

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