The heroine of the works of Karolina Jabłońska (born 1991) and Sophie Thun (born 1985) 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. In the pain­terly and photographic images of Jabłońska and Thun, autoerotic and vanitas motifs inter­twine with reflec­tion on the medium as an instrument for represen­tation, and asser­tiveness also under­stood as a right to be unproduc­tive. These images inc­lude allusions to clas­sical iconography and con­tem­porary media reality. Jabłońska’s pain­ting is charac­terized by an individual, expres­sive style, whose hal­l­marks are a ten­dency to rescaling and defor­mation, and a mul­tihued light stres­sing the plasticity of the bodies. In turn, Thun’s unique photographs have a post-​media charac­ter, com­bining clas­sical photographic tech­nique with per­for­mative elements. In the photograms, the artist’s body is present simul­taneously as a photographic image and as an illuminated trace, a kind of physical reflec­tion. The motif of the self-​portrait recurs many times in Room Tour as an ambivalent figure of creative autonomy and isolation, strength and exhaustion.


Karolina Jabłońska, Sophie Thun


The opening of the exhibition is taking place during Warsaw Gallery Weekend


Gallery is open 11a.m.– 7 p.p.