David Ostrowski (*1981) has produced a body of work that revolves around the idea of the zero point—a place of nothingness or the beyond of cultural and painterly codes. Ostrowski’s paintings are products of a desire to eliminate painterly knowledge. They are expressions of the idea that in producing notions of emptiness, one also grapples with and comments on the history of painting. The Cologne-based artist’s light-handed and complex approaches to the non-motif open the space of the canvas to unique breaches of perception and an unexpected freedom of seeing.
POGŁOS / OVERTONE
Avant-Garde Institute, Warsaw
September 18–November 28, 2020
In light of recent developments regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), exhibitions, events and talks are subject to change.
Overtone at the Avant-Garde institute is the two artists’ first joint exhibition. In his recent paintings, titled F Atelier von oben [Studio from Above], F Schreibtisch aufgeräumt [Desk cleaned up], or F Welt von vorne [World from the Front], besides paint and lacquer in the basic colours, Ostrowski uses materials found in his studio, such as black-and-white photographs or pieces of paper and cardboard, producing a collage of linear, geometric forms based on memories of his first visit to Edward Krasiński’s studio in 2018.Link