RAIN RECORDS

 

Graphic installation


(brige made of 15 woodcut prints on paper 100x15cm each,
on the floor hand printed river  - 500x100cm
and light instalationin the ceiling)

 

This artistic installation is a part of the artist’s Ph. D. diploma project which she defended at the Faculty of Graphic Arts at the University of Fine Arts in Poznań. Its next presentation took place in Opole in the Contemporary Art Center as a part of an exhibition entitled “Where is Graphics”.

The inspiration for this art-work was the art- ist’s fascination with light present in graphic forms with reference to creational output of Japanese masters of woodcut of the old times who belonged to Ukiyo-e school and modern artists such as James Turrell and Olafur Eliasson. In both cases, the graphic medium was the starting point for creation of large-scale projects.

“Rain Records” are based on a play between light and darkness which resembles a struggle of two opposite elements located in one space. The image reveals gradually to viewers as their eyes slowly adjust to darkness. Only after it takes place, full perception of this art piece is possible and the main theme of the work becomes visible. It is a paper bridge stretched between and connecting light and darkness. Application of this strategy allows conducting an analysis of ephemeral relations based only on impressions arising from human senses.
 

Mateusz Bieczynski

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