WOJCIECH MAŁEK

2019 ]

Wojciech Małek – (born in 1983 in Nisko) – sculptor. He studied at the Pedagogical Academy of National Education Commission in Krakow (2005-2007). Sculpture studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław. E. Geppert (2007-2012). Diploma in the studio of professor Christos Mandzios. Since 2013, he has been employed at the Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław. Currently he is an assistant at the Department of Sculpture and Spatial Activities at the Faculty of Sculpture. From 2014. he also works in the High Art School in Wrocław. In 2019 initiated a doctoral dissertation at his home university.

ARTIST STATEMENT

My sculptures are supposed to evoke many associations and meanings, build a world of fantasy that has its source in my aesthetics. The manner of expression I have chosen is purely abstract. Thus – the realizations I create become a kind of memory, situation or phenomenon – which I encounter by chance. An object in a work of art, its use, as well as the change in its properties (quality, size, meaning, shape), the possibility of using it to create a new value – has fascinated me for a long time. The subject is the source of my creative search, which is naturally connected with my reality, or rather with everyday life and a place close to me. Based on these observations, I create a synthetic two-dimensional shape, which I then give a three-dimensional form by inflating or filling. Sculptural objects are made of materials such as: steel, plaster or concrete, preceded by sewing a form from various soft textiles (foil, fabric, canvas).