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IconoclasmBy Szymon Łapaj

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US$ 7,400


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2020

Oil Paint, Oil and concrete on board

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Dimensions: 101cm (H) x 141cm (W) x 12cm (D) / 39.8" (H) x 55.5" (W) x 4.7" (D)

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Artist Statement

Concerned by the ruins of modernity and the failure of an utopian empires, the Munich-based artist's work encompasses a poetry of entropy, that rearranges traditional means of representation to shed new light on their future state. Many of Lapaj's objects combine different landscapes or elements from different times and spaces in order to reveal unexpected inter-relations. He creates sculptural paintings that combine traditional techniques such as oil painting with sculptural concrete elements. This seductive, new spatial language of his installations is reminiscent of the search for the sublime in images of ruins, catastrophes; just like the romantic aesthetics of the 18th century. This stimulates reflection on the finiteness of all eras.
Frame is 5 mm thick wood painted with black paint. Total dimensions with frame: 101 x 141 x 12 cm.

 



Artist Profile

Born: 1993
Hometown: Czestochowa
Based in: München

Szymon Lapaj (1993) is an architect and artist. Working in architecture offices in Paris (Philippe Rahm), Vienna (AllesWirdGut) and Munich (HDR), he was exposed to a variety of approaches. He combines the parallels and contradictions of different disciplines. His extraordinary cosmos gives phenomena of decay, destruction and decomposition a new …

 

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