A collaboration between the Polish artist and writer Grzegorz Wroblewski and the South African artist Doris Bloom, at the Warsaw Literary Museum, takes as it’s starting point The New Colony (2003), an experimental treatise/novel/play, in the tradition of Kafka and Beckett. Both Bloom and Wróblewski are immigrants to Denmark and their work probes “the endless vibrations of identity.” They share a similar “philosophical approach to simplicity and interests hinged to the limits of the human condition and its topicality” (Doris Bloom). “Both artists resort to strategies and gestures that can be associated with tachisme, calligraphic painter, matter painting or action painting” (Wojtek Wilczyk). Their art is nomadic, spoor-like, with layers, trails, and traces. Their collaborative exhibition is “a tale about the human brain and its history” and it is also “their planetary message” (Wróblewski).
Published by Marcus Slease
Born in Portadown, Northern Ireland, Marcus Slease has made his home in such places as Turkey, Poland, Italy, South Korea, the United States, Spain, and the United Kingdom – experiences that inform his nomadic surrealist writing. His latest book is Never Mind the Beasts (Dostoyevsky Wannabe 2020). View more posts