Agata Kus

Quotations taken from various pieces of reality come together in an image, forming a unique semantic and aesthetic collage that cannot be reduced to its constituent parts. It resembles in this sense a chemical compound, whose properties are entirely different from those of its individual elements. Each puzzle piece introduces its own semantic baggage associated with the circumstances of a particular place and time. Like any member of society, it carries a particular portion of knowledge that is specific to itself. Despite the ostensibly loose arrangement of the individual components, the structures they form are ecologically rational. We emphasize the notion of spontaneous order and the efficiency of unhindered action, and we reinforce the status of the individual elements of the structure, which is free of any mandatory conditions save for the frame of the painting itself.

Michał Dymny