2020 art fairs
Aneta Grzeszykowska, Marcin Maciejowski, Przemek Matecki, Zbigniew Rogalski, Michelle Rawlings, Janek Simon
Felix Art Fair
Feb 13–16, 2020
The Hollywood Roosevelt
Los Angeles, USA
The new photography series by Aneta Grzeszykowska is another radical self-portrait of the artist. The point of departure this time is 19th- and 20th-century photographs documenting psycho-physiological experiments on the human body and the medical archives.
In Bolimorphy we witnesses a constant multiplication of the artist’s body – with every minute it becomes more and more machine-like.
Matecki gives new life to reproductions from exhibition catalogs and art magazines, transforming them into puzzling, witty miniature oil paintings, with a format not exceeding a frame of a 20×20 cm square.
Rawlings’ paintings are often based on material found in magazines or newspapers—she’s especially interested in images that feel painterly. This painting was inspired by a picture of a young man playing the arcade game called Dance Dance Revolution, captioned as a game that Adam Lanza was playing shortly before the Sandy Hook shooting. The artist worked with the image in Photoshop and created a pixelated version of it, similar to her rainbow pixel series.
Rawlings is interested in the processes of compressing and infantilization of art and art history for the purposes of education or pop culture, which leads her to not only analyzing the rhetoric of school books on art, but also to conjuring up the artistic fantasies of teenagers in her work. The point of reference for this series was an art project the artist did in high school: she made self-portraits in which she laid down a lot of really heavy wet paint and carved into them before they dried.
A series of sculptures merging ethnic motifs from India, Africa, South America, Europe, and Poland.