Disappoint of View*

*play on words:
disappointment + point of view

series of works and a solo exhibition 
in Awangarda BWA Wrocław 
curator: Anna Mituś

The exhibition was accompanied by the book of the same title.

View I
acrylic on canvas 
50 x 40 cm, 2011

Paths of nature study
inkjet print on archival paper, 29 x 43 cm, 2011

Disko ship
acrylic on canvas
40 x 60 cm, 2012

Disko ship*
acrylic on canvas, disco ball
various dimensions, 2012

*The dutch “Disko” (eng. disc) ship reached Greenland in 1937 with Polish scientific expedition led by Aleksander Kosiba, a researcher from Lvov (in the postwar period from Wroclaw)—a geographer,
climatologist and glaciologist, a former student of Romer and Arctowski. The expedition resulted in drawing up a fragment of a precise map of the island and giving a number of geographical names, such as Polonia Glacier and Mount Wawel. One of the polar explorers was Alfred Jahn, the later president of the University of Wroclaw and the initiator of moving the Racławice Panorama painting to Wrocław. The works critically refers to the colonial concepts popular in Twenties of the 20th century in Poland.

Ice In The Sea
marker on foil 
11 x 20 cm, 2012

Lake Disappointment*
—followed by the satelite view of Lake Disappointment
collage on acid-free paper, 28 x 39 cm, 2012

*Lake Disappointment was named by the explorer Frank Hann in 1897. Hann was in the area exploring the east Pilbara, around Rudall River. He noticed creeks in the area flowed inland, and followed them, expecting to find a large fresh water lake. To his disappointment, the lake turned out to be salt, and subsequently it was named Lake Disappointment (Wikipedia).

View II
acrylic on canvas
50 x 40 cm, 2011

View III
acrylic on canvas, 30 x 40 cm, 2011

autoportrait with the post-German chromolithograph
inkjet print on archival paper, 50 x 70, 2012


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