WARSAW GALLERY WEEKEND 2020
The heroine of the works of Karolina Jabłońska and Sophie Thun is a young woman, an artist seeking personal liberation and empowerment in art. Room Tour is an exhibitionist inspection of the space in which she creates. A room of one’s own, once a symbol of creative emancipation, now becomes a space of loneliness and melancholy in the time of the pandemic and the social isolation it has imposed.
“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.
Hellish Road, Earthworms, The Nightmare, Strangling, Snake & Tit—we are showing these and other works painted in recent months, weeks and days in an exhibition of three young artists working in the Kraków district of Zabłocie. The “potency” from the title is the name of the small gallery they founded together and have operated for the last couple of years, but also an expression of a ravenous appetite: for unfeigned emotions, for painting every day and grabbing pictures by the throat. A Warsaw premiere of the most promising painting formation to rise up in recent years.