"Grzegorz Zygier Twoone next" is the title on a new exhibition celebrating 40 years of Grzegorz Zygier’s artistic work, presenting black-and-white photographs taken in the recent years, concentrating on the question of form. It offers a world of illusion which is often dominated by ascetic shapes and figures acting as archetypes.
The photographic trend which enthralled the artist is close to conceptualism and the analytic approach to the storage medium. The negative allows him to endlessly explore the essence of photography. This is also the case of the long series of photographs, which was named TWOONE almost twenty years ago. For Grzegorz Zygier, it is a certain synthesis of reality—seemingly two, but actually just one new geometrised structure with the common inseparable ‘matter’ enclosed in the centre. The ostensible unreliability of registration by ‘drawn out frames’ is a singular aesthetic of error. Converging frames create another space or other objects, in a certain sense no-spaces and no-objects.
All the works can be viewed at: www.maius.uj.edu.pl/twoone
The exhibition is open to visitors from 8 October to 7 November 2020, from Wednesday to Saturday from 2.00 to 6.00 p.m. in the zpafgallery at ul. Św. Tomasza 24. Due to the epidemic safety measures, only 10 people can visit the gallery at the same time.
Grzegorz Zygier — photographer, performer, video artist, ZPAF member since 1987, graduate of Cracow University of Technology. In 1981 and 1982, he was a member of SEM Creative Group, in 1982-88 he collaborated with the “Kuktura Zrzuty” (Pitch-in Culture) artistic movement, as well as with independent magazines ‘Tango’ and ‘Hali Gali’. He documented and participated in artistic events, meetings, and open airs, such as Teofilów, Silent Cinema, We Salute Art Bureaucrats, Festival of Necessary Art, and others. In 1990, he joined Adam Rzepecki and Katarzyna Pochrzęst to create “Pi Station. Station” formation which engaged in stage plays, video art and performance, known for its spectacular performances during Cracow Theatrical Reminiscences. In 2002, he returned to analytical and conceptual photography, as showcased by the Twoone series. In 1988, he was awarded with the creative scholarship from the City of Cracow, and in 2009 - from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.