curated by Angel Moya Garcia
Inauguration 03.22.2018 from 6 PM
Exhibition dates 03.22 – 05.12.2018
Opening hours Monday – Saturday 10.00AM/1.30PM – 2.30PM/7.00PM
Venue Piazza Goldoni, 2 - Firenze
Eduardo Secci Contemporary Gallery in Florence is pleased to announce the inauguration of the next upcoming show starting March 22nd 2018 at 7 PM at Piazza Goldoni featuring the solo exhibition “Disegno” by Monika Grzymala, curated by Angel Moya Garcia.
Monika Grzymala’s research focuses on the different opportunities of lines and gestures in a three-dimensional space through the use of materials like adhesive tape, charcoal or large relief line drawings in handmade Washi paper. Her installations, developed to build a new cosmos and new relations, radically reconfigure the environments in which they are conceived; whereas her designs on paper are delicate, fragile and transient, yet conceal a disruptive materiality. In both declinations, however, the vigorous gestures of the artist are noticed in the entangled lines that spread and disperse, expend and bend, dilate and branch out, creating an dynamic, unpredictable and uncertain rhythm.
The titles of her works always contain the German word “Raumzeichnung”, which can be translated as “Spatial drawing”, followed by a specific element that ties into the piece it refers to in parentheses. In such artworks, the linear structures make the traces and gestures that the artist sketches methodically and gradually visible, and, moreover, take the proportions of one’s own body and puts them into reference with space. In each work, created without the aid of assistants or corrections in retrospect, gestures that were only partially foreseen are realized. In fact, starting from an initial sketch, the process may take unexpected perspectives through a line of work in which the accumulation of materials doesn’t exclude twists or instinctive alterations that may take place. The works never attempt to fill up the room but rather to transform it, altering the visitors’ perceptive and experiential possibilities. In this sense, the image that is created is experienced not just visually, but also physically, since visitors may explore and cross the installations, built using unstable materials, devoid of any protection and free to be sensually tangible for each individual.
In her shows, this methodical process, which however doesn’t exclude spontaneous components, can be apparent in the interventions on the walls, as well in the installations with tape and in the works on paper that are presented in the gallery. A sequence of works that trace a spatial design through a personal perspective, a subjective interpretation of relations, and a manipulation of the environment that attempts to contain them.