Poland’s Nawer recently exhibited new work in a solo exhibition titled “Beyond Perfection” at Artpark in Warsaw. Beyond Perfection proves to be an amazing example of Nawer’s ability not only to paint but also innovate. Nawer teamed up with Concreate to create some amazing new work in concrete. Sculptural relief paintings minimal yet in tune with Nawer’s concept for the show. Beyond perfection is a great example of an artist fusing their art with new technology and design. The architectural elements in the work are enhanced by the medium of concrete creating an interesting conversation about art vs architecture vs design. Where does one draw these lines and should they. Below is the artist statement from the show. Amazing work from Nawer as usual.
PERFECTION is what haunts me. It beguiles my imagination and disturbs my sleep. It introduces a dissonance into my perception of reality. The worst thing about perfection is that it is unattainable and that I will never achieve it. The best you can do is trying to approach it. For that reason BEYOND PERFECTION is an attempt at escaping IT; taking a look beyond it and immersing yourself in the space other than this possessed by the unattainable. This is where I was trying to find the matter and inspiration for the series. I employed COLOR and SPACE. My aim was to help the recipients find DEPTH because depth allows to escape PERFECTION. During this journey I was searching for new materials which would match my emotions and which, with their natural forms, would deny PERFECTION. Concrete seemed an ideal pick. It is commonly associated with metropolitan urban spaces having a significant impact on the way SPACE is perceived and experienced. At first sight concrete seems flawless but once you take a closer look at its texture you know how far it is from the goddamned PERFECTION.
The works have their own code, coloring and rhythm. These function together as a whole and are intended to operate as a series of impulses and impressions; they are meant to stimulate and intensify the impressions. They form a complete collection of sensations. The choice of materials was not accidental. It is supposed to take the recipients to a space they are fully familiar with but of its crucial influence on their life they may not know. We live next door to PERFECTION but are never able to touch it.
ARTWORKS | ИАШЕЯ
FOTO | BARTŁOMIEJ SENKOWSKI
PARTNER | CONCREATE
NAWER | BEYOND PERFECTION |SOLO SHOW | ARTPARK |WARSAW | 30.11 | 2012