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Opening Event, Meet the Artist
A body of work created exclusively for RECOLETO
Dress Code | Smart Casual
The series "Event Horizon" by Aleksander Prowaliński is a series of painterly afterimages created under an eyelid pressed to the limits of reality. The colourful spectacle takes place on the outskirts of a torn space-time continuum - like in the famous scene of "A Space Odyssey" by Stanley Kubrick, where the astronaut's eye accelerates infinitely until it overtakes light waves.
Recently, electrifying news has spread around the world: a "photo" of a black hole has been taken for the first time. Prowaliński creates several negatives of this impossible photography, fantasizing about the world before the light and after the light. Simple graphic patterns implode with colours, their saturation bears resemblance to laboratory samples viewed under a microscope and, at the same time, refers to cosmic iconography: the Cat's Eye Nebula, the spiral of the Milky Way, white dwarfs spinning in the centre of exploded stars.
The protospectacle of these images draws on the figures of an atom and a wave, weaving the narrative of the white background surrounding the expanding universe: eternally collapsing and emerging from nothingness. Without touching pathos, the artist consistently and meticulously reflects in himself various shapes, which are infinitely small and large, sometimes reduced to graphic variations on a point, its trembling on the surface of canvas - shaky like the texture of the space-time continuum.
These are exercises in abandoning visibility, and at the same time a masterful, fascinating training of the young painter who creates very classic landscapes, bringing up the subject of the nature of things - blurred, speeding at an unimaginable velocity - from void to void.
Aleksandr creates intense graphic shapes using the reduction linocut technique.
With these graphic shapes he naturally and subtly flows from intense and contrasting colours to gentle, sensual shades and gradients, and shows how a few dynamic and saturated colours can create light and space in the process itself of applying and mixing paints.
Aleksandr was a student at Minsk State Art College named after A. Glebov - 2013, the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw Faculty of Graphics - 2019.
The Exhibition will last until july 4, 2021.