With reference to the earlier presentations of the works from the „gravity” cycle, I prepared an exhibition of paintings under the name of „reaction”.
A textbook for seventh-graders became a field of confrontation between experience and memories, knowledge and practice; it became a space a landscape for nature studies.
Since 2007, as an artistic endeavour, I create paintings inspired by drawings included in textbooks, manuals, tables, brochures, which are generally related to physics. They are created simultaneously with a cycle of paintings and drawings on architecture, which started in 1997. There, I’m operating within a space determined by architectural items, composing them into arrangements referring to classic European architecture.
I explore expressive possibilities of painting planes and lines, and the relationship between geometry of a composition and the emotional factor. The transfer of information graphics into the reality of a painting expands its function, using the objectivity to create another narrative. Several items used in scientific experiments, are endowed with „another life” in the image plane, in an endless process of explanation and clarification that are not made on the generally accepted principles. What remains is a system of forms with their tectonics, location, interaction between them in compositional and spatial relationships.
Rhythmic divisions of tables and fields to be filled with logical content are attempts to systematise and organise one’s observations and experiences. The image as I understand it including a painting contains certain reserves of information carried by its visuals, such as: layout of colours, surface finish, size, material substance, symbolic content, a sign, dynamic features, narrative, representation etc. It is an expression of the author, but refers to the environment, directly or indirectly, using sensitivity, enthusiasm or common patience of the audience. It is a self-reflection, as it is viewed multiple times (each time in a different way). Deprived of comments, it raises and suggests its own interpretations.
Jarosław Sankowski August 2011
Jarosław Sankowski, born 1962 in Bydgoszcz. Graduate of the State High School of Fine Arts in Bydgoszcz. Studied at the State College of Fine Arts in Gdańsk. In 1987, he graduated in painting and graphics art under Professor Jerzy Zabłocki. He paints, draws and does functional graphics. He currently works as a lecturer at the Faculty of Arts at the University of Rzeszów. The author of several individual exhibitions. He participated in several group exhibitions in Poland and abroad. Member of the Association of the Polish Visual Artists.
opening of the exhibition: October 7, 2011, 6pm
the exhibition open until October 29, 2011