Konrad Jarodzki - Amidst / Warsaw
mia ART GALLERY and the Olympic Centre in Warsaw are pleased to invite you to Konrad Jarodzki’s solo show – “Pośród” (‘Amidst’) which will be held between June 12th and August 29th in the Olympic Centre in Warsaw (Centrum Olimpijskie im. Jana Pawła II, ul. Wybrzeże Gdyńskie 4).
Konrad Jarodzki (b. 1927) is a painter and an architect, recognized as one of the most important figures of the contemporary art scene in Wrocław. For years he was associated with the School of Fine Arts (now the Academy of Fine Arts) in Wrocław as a professor and its rector.
Bogusław Deptuła, the curator of the exhibition – which is the first solo show of Konrad Jarodzki’s works in Warsaw since 1973 – writes about the upcoming presentation:
„Konrad Jarodzki’s painting is born from painting. It remains one of the very few examples of art derived from a technique considered by an artist to be the most natural, or even specifically ascribed to him. The circular and swinging movements of the brush, the emerging streaks and transitions of color inevitably recall organic forms. That is true – however, we have never known them before, we have never seen anything like them before – still, we sense and read them as natural. Perhaps that is the greatest success of Jarodzki’s artistic practice – when he reveals his very own forms, never before existent, created within the four walls of his studio, as something natural, timeless, eternal. Using his painterly means sparsely, Jarodzki activates huge layers of our imagination and our need for the discovery of new meanings. Those who have written about him were eager to ascribe various interpretations to those compositions. It is our natural, human tendency to name the unnamed. However, what is unnamed should remain so. In his last paintings Jarodzki uses his own technique for another kind of aspects, this time for non-abstract art. There are series of letters, there are portraits, birds in the snow, and finally the gravest painterly intention of the artist so far – the series of works dedicated to the World Trade Center. It turned out, that his technique is apt also for the depiction of very specific images, also those intensely dramatic.”