In these paintings, the palette and architecture all serve to reinforce a figure in space that appears natural in form but mechanical in construction.
Imperfect will mark Marcin Lukasiewicz's first solo exhibition in New York and the buzz following this young Polish painter is well deserved. Creative parallels between the arts and sciences are rarely as lyrically constructed as in Marcin's paintings. The palette and architecture all serve to reinforce a figure in space that appears natural in form but mechanical in construction.
In one painting a young boy delivers a basketful of mannequin parts to a portentous doorway. The painting Broken illustrates compassion as a shadowed figure embraces a synthetic torso in a spacious laboratory. The architecture is a continuum of space and time where each room feeds into the next. Portals lead to unknown dimensions and tubes connect a nebulous life force running collectively throughout the paintings. The outside creeps in as trees grow through windows and connecting corridors appear open to the elements. Each room compartmentalizes a step in the creation while wide gaps in the floor serve to unify the construction process overall.
Opening: Thursday, April 5, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
521 West 21st Street New York