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Art Brussels 2017

Sławomir Pawszak, Małgorzata Szymankiewicz, Iza Tarasewicz

21-23 April 2017
Tour & Taxis, Brussels

After a narrative presentation at Art Brussels 2016 (Discovery Prize winner) this year BWA Warszawa shows a three-artists project focusing on abstraction. Paintings by Sławomir Pawszak and Małgorzata Szymankiewicz go beyond any traditional definitions of abstract art. A spatial piece by Iza Tarasewicz serves as a link between all the works.

Sławomir Pawszak, Untitled, 2017, acrylic, gouache, spray paint and oil on paper, 100x70 cm

Sławomir Pawszak, born in 1984 in Warsaw, lives in Warsaw. He graduated in painting under prof. Leon Tarasewicz. His works deal with the theme of painting and being a painter. He avoids narratives, whilst emphasizing that his paintings aim at representation. His paintings and sculptures are the result of his fascination with American and Polish rap music.
In 2016 Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw has selected Sławomir Pawszak's wall painting project for the facade of The Museum by the Vistula - the Museum's temporary exhibition space. The jury expounded on their decision in discribing Pawszak's proposal as an open-ended project created with faith in human creativity. Light, colourful forms contain painter's individual touch and comitment, while echoing universal references. The wall painting by Pawszak references modernist murals, engaging viewers' attention and creating new fields of interpretation. Integrated into the public space it is easthetically and intellectually accessible.

Małgorzata Szymankiewicz, Extension of Meaning 3, 2016, powder coated steel, acrylic on canvas, MDF, 125x105x2 cm

Małgorzata Szymankiewicz, born in 1980 in Poznań, Poland. She studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań. She directly applies the tradition of Polish and international abstract painting. She has recently expanded her fields of activity to sculpture, object in space and mural, where she is also primarily interested in purely formal questions and references to the esthetics of Modernism. New series of works „Streching of meaning” refer to oeuvre of Jan Berdyszak, one of the most influential figure of Polish postwar abstract and conceptual art. Small scale monochrome paintings on canvas have been arranged with the use of steel ribbon creating new compositions.

Iza Tarasewicz, Events within the Field, 2015, plant fibre, caoutchouc, steal, 250x400x170 cm

Iza Tarasewicz (1981) born and raised in a small village near Białystok, Poland. She was recently ranked no. 1 on the Future Greats 2017 list by ArtReview. In 2015 Tarasewicz won “Views 2015 Deutsche Bank Award”, regarded as Poland’s most important prize for young artists. Originally presented at the Zachęta National Gallery in Warsaw (and more recently at the 32nd Sao Paulo Bienal, now in the collection of Deutsche Telekom), Tarasewicz’s winning installation TURBA, TURBO was a development of the artist’s recent preoccupations with chaos theory, information and matter compression, and the visual effects of those processes. Her works often take the form of modular, flexible, mobile, and reconfigurable display systems where basic and humble materials undergo complex transformations. Her practice includes sculpture, performance, and drawing, often exploring dualities such as permanence and ephemerality, chaos and order, the organic and the artificial, the common and the extraordinary. The result combines a raw and modest functionalism with formal logics found in the natural world, scientific experimentation, and graphs and diagrams—figures of thought and charts of relation that systematize knowledge and data and abstractly describe the interaction of phenomena.