Piotr Lutyński, Buddha, Mars and deer

MANAGING EDITOR: Mirosława Bałazy
TEXTS: Anna Batko, Sebastian Brejnak, Marek Chlanda, Ignacy Czwartos, Maria Hussakowska, Ryszard Krynicki, Piotr Lutyński, Adam Rzepecki, Grzegorz Schmidt, Krzysztof Tętnowski, Jan Trzupek
TRANSLATION: Ben Koschalka, Adam Ladziński (titles of works)
EDITOR: Magdalena Wołoszyn
PHOTOGRAPHY:  Marcin Gierat, Marcin Gulis, Robert Imielski, Piotr Lutyński, Maciej Plewiński, Maria Anna Potocka, Rafał Sosin, Street Collodion Michał Sitkiewicz, Paweł Sokołowski, Aleksander Wityński
LAYOUT AND DESIGN: Monika Chrabąszcz-Tarkowska, Rafał Sosin
TYPESETTING AND DTP: Monika Chrabąszcz-Tarkowska
ISBN 978-83-62224-82-1
DIRECTOR: Maria Anna Potocka

The catalogue of Piotr Lutyński’s exhibition, which was on display in Bunkier Sztuki Gallery of Contemporary Art in February and March 2020, contains reproductions of paintings, objects, and installations along with photographic documentation of performative actions by the Kraków artist. The publication was enhanced by exhibition and workspace photos.

“All the exhibitions of Piotr Lutyński that I have known of seemed to me to confuse natural orders. And not because fowl rule the gallery, chicks are hatched, geese strut around, fish swim, and a deer looks into the Buddha’s eyes. As if all this wasn’t enough, you know that the exhibition space is just part of a much larger undertaking, that introducing musicians and sounds into it is what manages to create an elaborate situation which may – but may not – lead to the emergence of something Lutyński will consider to be art,” says Maria Hussakowska in her text dedicated to Piotr Lutyński’s works.

The publication also contains texts by Anna Batko, Sebastian Brejnak, Maria Hussakowska, Adam Rzepecki and Jan Trzupek and discussions with Marek Chlanda, Ignacy Czwartos, Ryszard Krynicki, Piotr Lutyński, Grzegorz Schmidt and Krzysztof Tętnowski.

Piotr Lutyński (born 1962) studied from 1983 to 1990 at the Pedagogy and Fine Arts Faculty at the University of Silesia, Cieszyn branch. He produces paintings, objects, installations, music performances and multimedia shows. He has a flair for combining natural materials – bird eggs, grass, feathers, pebbles, insects or wax – with ready-mades and abstract painting in surprising ways. In many statements, he demonstrates being attuned to nature. His geometric compositions are – he claims – inspired by animals’ aesthetic needs.

The catalogue can be purchased in the online shop -> PIOTR LUTYŃSKI.



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