Galeria Dawid Radziszewski / WARSAW (Poland)
13.11.2015 – 12.12.2015
Sigmund Freud, when making difficult decisions, recommended coin tossing. He did not claim that we have to follow its result, but to examine whether it pleases us or rather disappoints. This way we can discover what we really want. This information comes from Wikipedia, so it does not actually have to be true, although it probably is.
What’s certainly true, is that the controlled chance plays a big role in the latest works by Marcin Zarzeka, though at first glance we cannot see that. What we can see are these very thoughtfully composed objects to be hung on the wall or set on the floor. The new series of works, as it usually happens, is somewhat different from what the artist has been doing before. What is new is the way how Marcin shapes the relation between space and form. The material cut in one place, returns in the other or disappears completely. The works are no longer closed „glass-cases”, some of them have oval cut corners that reveal cross-sections and the materials profiles. Everything is governed by the internal logic of the artistic language.
Only in closer contact these noble and sublime works surprise with a manual craftsmanship, especially in the cut of glass elements - where the final result of cutting is never predictable. Marcin takes inspiration from the modernist art, or precisely from the material consistency of the works of avant-garde. He is interested in quality and unplanned glitches - something which can not be seen on the reproductions in the ninth and tenth volume of Sztuka Świata (Art of the World), where all the works of art are cleared and perfect. Also the images of Zarzeka’s works are pretty well processed in Photoshop, so there is no use in focusing on the reproduction below. Satisfaction and disappointment are two sides of the same coin.
Courtesy by the artist and Galeria Dawid Radziszewski