For the 8th edition of Paris Internationale, Stereo is pleased to present works by Gizela Mickiewicz (b. 1984) and Tomasz Kręcicki (b. 1990). The presentation will comprise the latest sculptures and paintings by both artists, revealing distinctive features and motifs of their work.
Gizela Mickiewicz is interested in the plasticity of meanings that the human body can carry. Captured in a specific movement, the body becomes a non-verbal statement. Mickiewicz is interested in bodily orientation in the world, in the forms in which experiences, thoughts, intentions, and relationships are reflected in the dynamics and postures of the body, its tensions, or lack thereof.
In his paintings, Tomasz Kręcicki often refers to cinematic framing techniques, but also adopts cinematic solutions, for example, in the lighting of the frame. The intriguing scenes, which rarely contain the entire representation, but often only a fragment of an object or a part of the body, suggest to us not only the presence of an observer and a world outside the frame but are organized in such a way that the viewer of the painting completes the whole situation. Kręcicki leaves space for the viewer, his or her gaze, discreetly manipulating their point of view.
chrome steel, galvanized steel mesh, cellulose, adhesive mortar, acrylic paint, perlite, 78 x 62 x 55 cm
oil on canvas, 170x 190 cm
oil on canvas, 90 x 90 cm
pebbles, styrodur, ceramic mortar, dispersion glue, acrylic paint, 67 x 48 x 7 cm