about the project

about the project

My project -ORBIS TERRARUM/landscape- is based on my own work, and also on paintings of Edward Munch and Peder Balke. I also refer to the 19th panoramic painting. I will paint the two landscapes inspired by Munch and Balke’s creativity. They will be two artistic objects - “specific site”.

The project I am presenting is an extension of the landscape miniatures I have been creating for over eight years. Referring to tradition, this time I would like to go beyond the typical easel painting formula, and create objects located on the border of the painting-artistic installation - site specific. Using my own painting practice - landscape miniatures, I will create two "hemispheres" devoted to the Polish and Norwegian landscape (half a sphere with a diameter of about 2m each). They will be suspended "in the air". In the middle, an image-panorama-landscape will be mounted on the inside. To view it, the viewer will have to enter the dome (covered) and rotate around. Paintings will be painted in the acrylic technique on acid-free cardboard with gold flake and silver flake. In the project I would like to combine elements used in the 19th-century, panoramic and landscape painting. An important reference to the planned undertaking is also the painter's practice of Edward Munch (displaying paintings without frames outdoors, at different times of the year) and Peder Balke (painting the landscape "outside of technology"). In the vicinity of Oslo, I also intend to make painting sketches, which would be the basis for the installation. The objects will be presented not only in the art gallery in Poznań, but most of all in Poznan courtyards, "unexpected meetings" and outside of Poznan. Sometimes as the form of a one-day presentation.