Janek Simon

home-made 3D print of PLA and PET polymers, ca. 64 x 28 x 38 cm

A series of sculptures printed at home using a 3-D printer and representing figures that merge ethnic motifs from India, Africa, South America, Europe, and Poland. The prefix poly-, from Greek polus, means "much", "many", "multiple"; ethnic denotes affiliation with a particular culture, community, or nation. The sculptures deconstruct seemingly homogenous identity concepts, which in reality emerge through complex symbolic and cultural processes, constantly (re)constructed and (re)negotiated.