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Opening Hours

Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm


Art Agenda Nova
Batorego 2, Krakow

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Szymon Szewczyk


opening: 09/01/2015 | 18 o’clock

the exhibition lasts until 27/02/2015

Mon-Fri 10-17

Szymon Szewczyk is a collector. His practice focuses on intuitive searching for gaps in narratives. In his artistic imaginarium he places elements of non-Western culture, shreds of traces of the past, as well as elements reminiscent of the treasures of a spontaneous DIY enthusiast.Szymon builds his collection based on strategies of appropriation of found objects, with particular attention to preservation of their original contexts. Sometimes, however, he allows himself to do minor manipulations, seeking seemingly impossible connections. Is it possible to combine one line of an ethnographic object originating from Africa with the work of a constructivist artist? Where is the common point between imitating PRL’s veneers with objects and rods referencing in their design for works such as Katarzyna Kobro? Meanings and meanings levitate on the verge of truth and bluff. Referring to the seemingly contradictory aesthetics – the art of avant-garde and DIY, Szewczyk outlines surprising configurations of influences, inspirations and connections.

Marta Kudelska

Szymon Szewczyk – studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice in the studio of prof. Andrew Tobis. He creates images and objects in various techniques, often using common materials gives them new meanings. He is particularly interested in the functioning and flow and distortion of information in the modern world. He also deals with scenography and design. Finalist of the Hestia Artistic Journey Competition 2012.