Selection of paintings by Polish artist Jarek Puczel. More images below.
Known for staging large-scale, site-specific architectural interventions around the world, Brooklyn-based artist Ian Strange’s latest sees him in Poland, wrapping a 600 square-metre residential building entirely in gold wallpaper.
Titled “ZŁOTY” after the Polish term for “golden”, the project took over 3 weeks to complete. And while the wallpaper will gradually deteriorate over time, that’s part of the point as the piece is intended to reflect the local history of the area and the collapse of a once booming mining industry. See more images below.
“Once Upon a Time in Kazimierz” is a 17 image series of Richard Tuschman’s highly detailed dioramas. He shoots the models separately and composites them in post (more on his process here). While the Holocaust isn’t addressed directly, the sequence follows the daily routines of a Jewish family living in Krawkow in the 1930s, creating a beautiful mix of dreamy nostalgia and the looming threat of things to come. See more images below.
Polish artist Jacek Yerka’s delightful paintings can be hung on any of their four sides. Check out more images below.
“Miara Pokoju” or “Quantum of Peace” is a kinetic installation by new media design group, panGenerator. On display at Poland’s Warsaw Rising Museum, the visually striking “infosculpture” uses thousands of bullet shells, pneumatic actuators, neodimium magnets, and industrial-grade transmission belts. The falling bullet casings form sets of numbers that relate to actual statistics from the 1944 Warsaw Uprising, an event which marked the city’s revolt against Nazis occupation and subsequent invasion by the Soviets. Watch the installation in action in the short video below!