The City Gallery in Wrocław repeatedly executed exhibitions featured pair of artists that could be treated as two individual events. This strategy allowed artists for showing their art in an individual space and consequently to make it fully hearable as it wasn’t disrupted by some “extraneous” elements. On the other hand though there have always been a mutual confrontation, comparison, inspiration between displayed artworks. The same tendency is clearly visible in the new exhibition titled simply “Vít Ondráček / Marcin Zawicki” which juxtaposed two artists differ in terms of age, origin, artistic statement and attitude towards themselves and world in general. What makes them similar is in turn a paintbrush and painting understood here as a medium that help them introduced a viewer to their own artistic worlds.
Vít Ondráček (born in 1959) – devoted himself mostly to painting, print, drawing and illustration. He is a stubborn individualist not necessarily caring about new tendencies and art market requests. He cooperates and is closly related with lots of poets and prosaists, such as: Vit Sliva, Radek Maly, Jaromir Typlt and the late Ludvik Kundera - an excellent Chech surrealist from Ra Group. He believes that brushstrokes express his energy the most, hence he devoted himself to art immensely almost on death. While creating the series of Dactylograms Ondráček used only his own hands and fingers what caused a serious poisoning which he barely survived. Despite this all he still uses a traditional paints. The display will be an occasion to show one of his most poetic, and seemingly lacked of colour cycle “The Black Rainbow”. It is however only an impression since Ondráček obtaines the color indirectly by combination of originally colourless structures he achieves the effect of a color intensity, like it would be a play of light and shadow in a black and white movie. It is somehow an illusion of color. What he offers in his paintings is the energy, rhythm and its lack, regularity and deflection – all of which create a scheme of a movement.