Installation “Untitled ( Fungus )”
Artist: Krystian Truth Czaplicki
India Art Fair 2015 – 7th edition
29. 01 – 1.02.2015
Polish artist Krystian Truth Czaplicki will present his installation “Untitled (Fungus)” during the 7th edition of India Art Fair taking place from 29th of January- 1st of February 2015 on NSIC Exhibition Grounds, New Delhi. Artist will also take a part in the session 4 titled “The Artists’ Panel: Site and Insight” of Speakers’ Forum on Saturday, 31 January 2015. The session taking place from 11:30 pm – 1:00 pm will be chaired by art writer Rosalyn D’Mello. Other speakers on the panel will include Mumbai artist T. V. Santhosh, and Delhi based artist Vishal K Dar.
Krystian Truth Czaplicki is an author of objects and site-specific interventions. Art objects created by him blur the limit between reality and abstraction, autonomous form of site specific installation, object trouve and a very intimate work. Truth is more interested in the process of constant change rather than stability and permanence. The artist investigates relationships between a piece of art, the site and the spectator. Czaplicki has participated in numerous projects in Poland and abroad: Bergen Kunsthall in Norway, Vasarely Múzeum in Budapest, Zachęta – National Gallery of Art in Warsaw, Muzeum Sztuki in Łódź, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw, The Xawery Dunikowski Museum of Sculpture / National Museum in Warsaw and Dum Umeni Mesta Brna in Czech Republic. Since October 2014 artist is involved in the residency at La Malterie in Lille, France.
“Untitled (Fungus)” project brought the artist popularity and visibility while he was still a student at the Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław. It has appeared, among others, on the streets of Warsaw, London, Manchester, Bordeaux, Rome and Moscow. The laconic yet very poetic project is comprised of duplicated forms, with which Czaplicki annexes to urban architecture. Despite its abstractness, the project in a strange way becomes intrinsic to the feeling of the chosen place and fits perfectly into the whole.“Fungus” defines a parasite that originates from the place of where it appears, and if it finds favorable conditions it can spread.
Every time, Truth’s intent on creating aesthetic experiences which are difficult to describe and name clearly. Their uncommonness attracts attention and disables automatic thinking, making it so that we feel a well-known place in a new, different way.
Photo: Installation by Krystian Truth Czaplicki. London, England 2008. Photo by Edyta Jezierska.