Michal Jankowski at Play Poland Film Festival
Michał Jankowski is one of the five artists which works will be shown on Play Poland Film Festival in the exhibition "Reborn Babies". The painter will appear in Edinburgh in person, to take part in the festival and to meet with the audience. All, who are interested in restless and gloomy works of Jankowski, are welcome to the opening of the exhibition, which will be held Oct. 10 at Meow Photography Studios.
All, who are interested in restless and gloomy works of Jankowski, are welcome to the opening of the exhibition, which will be held Oct. 10 at Meow Photography Studios.
This is an excellent opportunity to question the author all about the secrets of his work, inspirations, as well as unobvious interpretation issues. Optics of young (born in 1977), but legitimating rich artistic achievements of the painter, is focused on catching the most ordinary, everyday matters of the dark side - invisible straight, but entered into the essence of the phenomenon.
The world of Jankowski's imagination is populated with characters with no individual features, with covered faces, often presented in some ritual (and thus established culturally) function. The main tension is born in the image of confrontation of stereotypical, wishful imaginings with dark or unexpected context in which these figures are presented.
Dress of the "Bride" filled with geometric shapes instead of the body;"Boy" with his face covered with hair and deforming scars - these are just a few examples of the trends discussed. Jankowski's paintings presented at the "Reborn Babies" show, inter alia, anxiety associated with the dualsymbolism of the attributes of femininity. Collages are composed of representatives of women's intimate spheres whose sexual nature is further strengthened by the presence of erotic gadgets – red nails, binding corset, stockings, and so on. A special rasp occurs when the recipient sees symbols of birth scattered in collages, and the clear suggestion - the title of one of the images is "Mother of dog". It opens up space for psychoanalysis.
All those who are not afraid to confront, the natural but dampened by the culture and society, human instincts and are curious about creativity, which represents it and the person who is able to look at the world from this perspective - we invite you to the opening of the exhibition and meeting with Michał Jankowski.