In its form, Atlas is a work reminiscent of a pain­ting, which is essen­tially a frame wound with paper and fabric, its interior empty. As in his previous works, Budny creates com­positions by brin­ging together carefully selec­ted materials, which not only carry specific artistic and haptic qualities, but their own, par­ticular stories. Pink paper, full of the traces of use, makes up the front part of the piece, and comes from a Bern library, where it served as the dust cover for one of its geo­graphic atlases.


Michał Budny
Atlas

2014
paper, silk, wood, cardboard, varnish, 84 x 76 x 5 cm