Sat 18th March - Sat 1st April
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Krimea 1896 – an exhibition by Pawel Kleszczewski, opens on Saturday 18 March from 2pm to 5pm.
Krimea is a painting project Pawel Kleszczewski undertook in 2016. It is the sum of his recent inspiration, which include The Crimean War, Communism, Masquerade, Relative Perception Of Time, and Errors Of Counting Systems.
By using these elements he creates figurative paintings, whose ambition is to make that figuration became an abstraction while maintaining the highest possible lightness of painting and expression. Colors used by the artist refer to the morning brightness of the Black Sea Beach, where the sailors from the cruiser Aurora may land.
He wants to see in them the atmosphere of the Ottoman Sublime Porte Riders traversing the steppes, and the Japanese fan decorated with heavy Socialistic realism iconography.
The exhibition runs Wednesday to Saturday 11am – 5pm until Saturday, 1 April.
About the Artists
Pawel Kleszczewski and Kasia Zimnoch are a duet of Polish artists living in Cavan, Ireland. They established Konik Studio in 2013. Pawel and Kasia create animation based on mythology, folklore and legend. They combine their artistic experience with elements of art history, ethnology and cultural anthropology. The method of their work is based on extensive cultural research. Kasia and Pawel search for the possible, the widest scope of theoretical material which relates to their subject; they seek legends, myths, local stories, scientific studies. Starting to work with traditional techniques, they find that animation is the result. They create complex worlds of art which include many elements: animation, drawing, painting and prints. In 2016 they finished “Broken Tale” animation, which is based on Swedish folk tale about Princess Tuvstarr. In 2015 they have created another animation illustrated Scandinavian folk tale “Dag and Daga and the Flying Troll of Sky Mountain.” In 2013 they have created two animations refers to Irish mythology- “Balor the Evil Eye” and “The Voyage of Saint Brendan.” In 2015 they were invited to be Guest Artists in Residence in Smedbyn, Sweden.