Forms developed by Katarzyna Szymkiewicz adapt to a space. They are subject to a sequence of decompression and dislocation, unpacking and deployment, like making oneself at home in a hotel room.

Katarzyna Szymkiewicz: Nobody Dreams Like This
Curated by: Marta Lisok
May 18 – June 10, 201
Organized by: BWA Katowice
BWA Katowice, Katowice, Poland

They are structures fidgeting within a gallery, prone to annexing a larger area, to cloning. Participating in the history of transformation in painting, they resemble a muscle-flexing painting that has walked out of the frame, emancipated from isolationist discourses, diffused first onto the wall and the surrounding, and ultimately merged with reality, making itself one of instruments for transforming the world.

Objects juxtaposed by the artist are linked be a network of delicate ties, interweaving the objects into a whole, a temporary organism, transcending the dichotomy of inside and outside. It is a construction based on osmosis as well as on a potential interchangeablity of elements situated within. A configuration the addressee encounters as one possible, a collection of shapes, susceptible to modification, inviting to play.

These gallery-distributed, holey forms and their phantom shadows resemble a machinery made to triturate space, for grinding. Owing to this attribute, just as ancient gods, it can assume any shape or identity, eschewing immutability and stagnation, and fate inscribed therein. It is a diluted organism, a flayed, geomerised Marsyas, a synonym of a body that knows no limits, is expandable and susceptible to colonisation, spilling by way of various channels, having no centre, being dispersed.


Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artist and Henryk Gallery, Krakow (Poland)