Jakub CzyszczońVolume of Effort (3) 10.7—7.8.2020

Opening: Friday, 10 July, 7 pm

Open: Working days, 12 – 6 pm
Author’s tour: Tuesday, 14 July, 5 pm

This exhibition at the :SKALA gallery will be the premiere show of works that have been created over the last three years, but their chronology sometimes goes much further as it is recorded in the materials that were used to make them and in the elements whose status is undefined by years. The images as assemblages––which are more than just a collection of elements and chaotic connections, and cannot be simply reduced to individual meanings––are made of found materials, random and intentional, characterized by their previous functions and local contexts, finally compressed on the visual plane. In this case, thinking about the assemblage-image or assemblage-object will approximate the concept of Deleuze and Guattari, continued by the reflections of Manuel Deland’s as well as the “logic of the explosion” described by Yuri Lotman.

The exhibition is a direct continuation of the current imaging practice, on the one hand, and a parallel cycle discovering the tools and methods in a new, previously unpredictable way, on the other.

The presentation is related to the research work carried out at the University of Arts in Poznań, dedicated to the creative process. The exhibition highlights its unpredictable course and speculative quality related to the observation of common items and objects of art along with their internal life, independent of human agency.

Jakub Czyszczoń (born in 1983) is a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań (diploma under Wojciech Łazarczyk). In his work, he deals with the broadly understood medium of image. He has been a resident artist of the 18th Street Arts Center (Santa Monica, CA, 2012–2013), and has received a scholarship from the Visegrad Fund Program (2013) and the Young Poland Program (2019). He works with the galleries Stereo (Warsaw) and Ermes-Ermes (Vienna). He lives and works in Poznań.