Bujnowski explores the theme of the politics of light and painterly illusion in the context of human skin color.
A book devoted to the work of Romuald Gutt, one of the most important Polish architects of the 20th century, forerunner of organic architecture, designer of characteristic buildings of grey brick, public edifices and residential structures.
“Slippery” at Raster is Karolina Jabłońska’s first individual show in Warsaw. In her paintings girls wear rings and guys wear watches, but the stereotypical logic of dominance is reversed. The heroines here are idols, soothsayers and thieves, and relationships and passions explode as violently as they end, in emotion. Here exaggeration and hyperbole are the rule for both composition and life.
Slavs and Tatars’ work often mixes registers of high and low, high-brow ideologies and low-brow media (pickles to balloons). In that vein, roasted sunflower seeds are a staple snack, shared across the Slavic-Turkic peoples from Eastern Europe to Central Asia. Like the wheat of Wheat Mollah, the sunflower seed becomes a symbol of proletariat or rather, its 21st century sucessor, the précariat.
2018 art fairs
Raster at NADA Miami: Rafał Bujnowski, Zbigniew Rogalski, Slavs and Tatars. Booth #2.04/3.03
The set of in-glaze painted and triple-fired ceramic plates bears a Latin title: Post Tenebras Lux, which mean “after darkness comes the light”.
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The post-romantic figure of the drunken artist is fading into the past, leaving behind a landscape littered with hallucinations, depravity, and shattered illusions. This is the story of the intimate ties between contemporary art and vodka. Conceived as a medley of artworks and documentary content, the exhibition features Krzysztof M. Bednarski, Olaf Brzeski, Michał Budny, Rafał Bujnowski, Oskar Dawicki, Edward Dwurnik, Władysław Hasior, Jerzy Lewczyński, Honorata Martin, Dominika Olszowy, Zbigniew Rogalski, Wilhelm Sasnal, and others.
A series of photographs showing the artist’s daughter Franciszka playing with a doll—a life-size, waist-up replica of the artist herself.
A series of portraits made on paper kitchen towels, used by Bujnowski to clean his brushes.
Raster is among nine renowned galleries from Europe and Middle East to take part in the Condo Unit show in Athens.
INTERVIEWS WITH ARTISTS
Łukasz Gorczyca and Łukasz Ronduda discuss art, vodka, and the backstage of artistic life from the 1960s to the present, in a collection of interviews with 14 artists from several generations, from Jerzy Bereś to Wojciech Bąkowski.
The theme for the series, a thunderstorm, weaves together with the matter of the white thread used for the embroidery of lightnings. It was done using embroidery hoops used in traditional handicraft.
The piece was created in collaboration with Bytom label who supplied the flowing band of woollen black fabric and produced the embroidery. It refers to the cinema screen and its rolling credits, as seen through eyes glassy with emotion.
W ramach kolejnej odsłony cyklu ORNO, dedykowanego spółdzielni jubilerskiej, która przez kilkadziesiąt lat użytkowała lokal przy Wspólnej 63 – obecną siedzibę Rastra – prezentujemy prace współczesnych artystów wykorzystujące tkaninę – materię ściśle związaną z tzw. sztuką użytkową.
2018 art fairs
Raster at COSMOSCOW fair in Moscow: Rafał Bujnowski, Przemek Matecki, Slavs and Tatars
A joint collection of photographs to which Grzeszykowska and Smaga refer to as their “private archive” is on the one hand a peek into the background of the couple’s artistic practices, on the other—provides an indelible record of life in such a partnership.
Contemporary visual culture treats the body as a plastic material that can be formed, shaped, distorted and deformed as needed or desired. The images gathered for our exhibition are a special collection of such bodies subjected to various treatments and forms of subduing and controlling the body.
The cosmetic masks photographed by Grzeszykowska effectively reshape the artist’s face. The school lessons in anatomy in Koťátková’s collages results in deconstruction of the holistic unity of body and psyche. Araki’s nudes frankly address sexual practices grounded in domination.