From June 12th, another artistic action took place as a part of the international project realised by Municipal Gallery bwa, “Art in the city”.
In April, a project related to the “Łuczniczka” was presented by an Austrian artist Ingeborg Strobl, in the “Gazeta Wyborcza” newspaper. From June 12th, a painter, Piotr C. Kowalski, a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań, laid out his canvases in different places in the city.
In Bydgoszcz, he presented temporary paintings. It was a continuation of the “Obrazy przejściowe i obrazy przejezdne” cycle, created by the painter
from 1998. The Bydgoszcz project is to lay a primed, linen sheet on the floor,
in the entrances to chosen buildings, so that accidental passers-by would leave traces on them (out of 24 places chosen by the artist, 20 agreed to participate in the action, among them “Kaprys” Bar, BRE Bank, Centrum Rondo, local train and bus station, Galeria Pomorska, “Brda” hotel, the cathedral).
Piotr C. Kowalski is a painter of nature, both the primary one, and the nature of the city. His paintings are the recording of the reality of time and place where they are created. In the temporary paintings in Bydgoszcz, each and every passer-by participates in the process of painting a picture. Three days later, the artist collected all the canvases, put them on the stretchers and, together with photographic documentation, prepared a cycle of temporary paintings from Bydgoszcz. On these, he recorded the moment, recalled the memory of anonymous passers-by. His pictures became a painter´s evidence of the space that all of us covers every day.
2006.06.12 – 2006.06.14