JACEK JĘDRZEJCZAK, WŁODZIMIERZ PYTKOWSKI / ROZMOWY Z HERAKLITEM
Due to the initiation of INSTYTUT 116 activity a presentation of the DIALOGUES WITH HERACLITUS art project by Jacek Jędrzejczak with special participation of Włodzimierz Pytkowski.
Jacek Jędrzejczak – photography, video (2004 – 2010, videoart from the “Identity” series), Włodzimierz Pytkowski – sculpture.
Jacek Jędrzejczak about project:
The core of my artwork is my perennial fascination of nature and structure of fire. It’s double nature (destructive force and life-giving warmth) is a condition of life and impulse for changes, admired and analyzed by me. I found a feed for my fascination in the philosophy of Heraclitus of Ephesus, a greek philosopher, one of the biggest ancient thinkers, who was considering fire as a rule making the universe work. Heraclitus thought that the fire lives the death of things which it burns and it’s dynamic pictures the move and dynamic of the world – both that eternal and perennial. Everything is a fascinating circle of life and death. The cycle is closing itself, but it’s never finished. Heraclitus presented his opinions with allegories and aphorisms which is also very closed to me and with which I – by visual work and application of movie technique – talk.
JACEK JĘDRZEJCZAK – Works in the field of photography and video-art. The main directions of his artistic search are the analisys of human psychic and its dark sides – fears, anxieties, reasons for agression. Lecturer, art collector, publisher. Instytut 116’ Initiator.
WŁODZIMIERZ PYTKOWSKI – Graduate of Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Industrial Design Department. He creates monumental and applied sculptures (in stone, ceramics and metal – statues).