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21.04.2022 - 19.05.2022

Jakub Gliński/ MEMORY REMOVAL / 21.04.2022 - 19.05.2022

From 21 April, the City Gallery will be filled with Jakub Gliński’s art – objects, paintings and murals. All the works presented at the exhibition were designed specifically for unique Gallery interiors, and the artist created most of them on site, just before the exhibition opened. 

Jakub Gliński (1985) is a painter, performer, musician and audiovisual artist. He composes his visual world mainly based on random fragments of reality – unfinished drawings on walls, accidentally heard utterances, squalid elements of the urban landscape or clumsily produced children’s pictures. In his artistic practice, Gliński draws on the aesthetics of error, using it to construct a narrative about destruction, decay, the fall of humanity and fantasies connected with transhumanism. The artist coherently translates all these fascinations into his painterly language which consists mainly of blurred colour spots, uncertain, shaky lines made with an airbrush or pop-culture motifs, clumsily reproduced and deformed. In his creative process, Gliński primarily uses intuition – he forsakes rationalising his actions and choices in favour of impulses and free expression.

MEMORY REMOVAL exhibition, arranged for the City Gallery, is yet another display through which the artist investigates his own emotions – including the blocked ones, which can only find an outlet in the painting process. With his latest works, Glinski refers to memory dysfunction problems. Relying on feelings, impulses and accidental impressions, he tries to recall repressed memories and moments on canvas and, based on these memory scraps, to assemble his fragmented personal history into a coherent whole. However, in view of the current situation in the world and the resulting violent eruption of fear and anger, this may prove to be an extremely difficult task.

The exhibition is curated by Katarzyna Zahorska.

The MEMORY REMOVAL exhibition will run until 19 May 2022.

The opening accompanied by a DJ-set takes place on 21 April (Thursday) at 6:00 pm.  

Photos courtesy the artist and Gunia Nowik Gallery.

Galeria Miejska we Wrocławiu
ul. Kiełbaśnicza 28
50-109 Wrocław

(71) 344 67 20

Kule - projekt Lech Twardowski, wykonanie Wiesław Waszkiewicz
Logotyp - Marta Płonka