“Crawling fascistization of politics and therefore whole nations – seems like everyone tends to forget about quite an unpleasant past.”
Where are you from?
Born and raised in Częstochowa, Poland
Your style in 3 words?
Mood driven surprise
Your weakness? Your strength?
Weakness: Overthinking, strength: Defeating doubts after a hard battle
What makes you different?
I am a radical normcore
When did you decide to become an artist?
I decide to be each of this person every night before going to sleep – including the gallery owner.
Do you choose your art form, or does the form choose you?
I choose although the medium/tool has a significant impact on the outcome
What do you find most fascinating about your work?
That I don’t give up
A few words about your favorite creation?
I am particularly pleased with the latest series of ceramic screens because it is the first completely analog production that required hand labor and a break from the computer screen. It’s kind of a joke because the sculptures are inspired by the shape of the iMac, which for many years while being my primary work tool, was also my biggest curse that prevented me from enjoying the sun in the middle of summer.
What surprised you most about your first art shows?
That I sold most of my works
Someone else’s work that inspired or inspires you…
Ewa Sadowska’s “Potential Work” – a stone with a metal arrow attached, because of a quirky approach to labor, which is depicting the potential action without actually making any action but using a simple art gesture instead. Stephan Dybus and his gloomy spot-on humor and commentary on people’s social and mental condition and smart use of the 3d medium in a way that formally (not only technologically) complements the idea. Janek Simon’s “walking breads” – the whole concept of this weird merge of technology and the most common effect of human agricultural labor is somehow prophetic and reminds me of Boston Dynamic’s robot dog that soon would probably be widely used on the battlefields across the globe.
Who would you like to work with someday and why?
Any scientist trying to explain phenomena that occur on Earth or somewhere in Cosmos. I can’t even imagine how these unusual things that I don’t even know exist could affect the way I think and perceive the world, which could probably completely change my approach to the things I do. I feel that I stay in an ignorance bubble all the time even in terms of potentially basic knowledge – Only recently I learned why the bike doesn’t fall when you ride it but it falls when it stands – who REALLY knows? Anticipating some responses, no, it is not about the gyroscopic effect.
Finish the sentence „More important than my career is…“
Crawling fascistization of politics and therefore whole nations – seems like everyone tends to forget about quite an unpleasant past. And climate change deriving also from the causes mentioned above.
2023: Where are we going?
Stubbornly towards conflict.
A new project coming up or an idea you want to work on?
Lots of them in my head and notepad at the moment – ceramic “tablets/screens” shaped as fantasy iMacs with engraved illustrations on the “screen” (that’s coming up), a series of comic strips/cartoons about the sun called “hotandshiny” (already launched), a pamphlet business-coaching book with absurd and ironic tips on how to exploit human workforce (almost done), a giant stone computer mouse sculpture plugged into a real computer that you can’t turn off because it’s too heavy to move the arrow on the “turn off” button (still an idea), A silly “artsy” platform computer game which forced me to learn Unreal Engine (still at the beginning)…, basically it’s a flood which I don’t know how to stop.
Do you think about time as an artist?
I try to understand the concept of space-time and its relativity, but if I were to think of it as a medium I’d probably use the black hole perspective and try to slow it down completely to ease a bit the overwhelming human rush.
When the going gets tough…
A walk on Tempelhofer Feld helps
Put on your future vision glasses: What direction is our generation moving in, what will our world look like in 50 years?
Hordes of very hungry teenagers will hunt for older and weaker people (like me then) somewhere in the dried-out woods to eat their last resources (and presumably them as well).
What would you do if you could change the World?
I would grant political power to scientists of all fields and let them decide – I wonder where that would lead us.
What does freedom mean when it comes to art?
Possibility of doing weird stuff and actually making a living out of this
If the universe is everything and it’s expanding, what is it expanding into?
It’s expanding due to dark matter which is still a mystery, so it’s just expanding into an even bigger mystery.
Tell us about your future plans…
Build a house, plant a tree (seriously)
Your city’s favorite spots?
Tempelhoferfeld – a vast flat space allowing you to actually feel its impact and breathe more freely in the middle of the city.
A book that everyone should read…
“Bullshit Jobs” by David Graeber
Last but not least: what is your favorite Song?
One last statement please: „Wood or stone, gold or art?“
Peace of mind while having a piece of cake