1xRun Thru Interview
Polarization by Nawer
1xRun: Tell us a bit about this piece, is this piece sold?
Nawer: It’s a part of my new series of artwork from the end of 2013. The original artwork has already been sold.
1xRun: When was this piece created and what materials were used?
Nawer: This mixed media piece was created at the end 0f 2013 using acrylic, and spray paint on canvas.
1xRun: Tell us how the idea and execution came about?
Nawer: PERFECTION is what haunts me. It beguiles my imagination and disturbs my sleep. It introduces a dissonance into my perception of reality. The worst thing about perfection is that it is unattainable and that I will never achieve it. The best you can do is trying to approach it. For that reason BEYOND PERFECTION is an attempt at escaping IT; taking a look beyond it and immersing yourself in the space other than this possessed by the unattainable. This is where I was trying to find the matter and inspiration for the series. I employed COLOR and SPACE. My aim was to help the recipients find DEPTH because depth allows to escape PERFECTION. During this journey I was searching for new materials which would match my emotions and which, with their natural forms, would deny PERFECTION. Concrete seemed an ideal pick. It is commonly associated with metropolitan urban spaces having a significant impact on the way SPACE is perceived and experienced. At first sight concrete seems flawless but once you take a closer look at its texture you know how far it is from the goddamned PERFECTION.
The works have their own code, coloring and rhythm. These function together as a whole and are intended to operate as a series of impulses and impressions; they are meant to stimulate and intensify the impressions. They form a complete collection of sensations. The choice of materials was not accidental. It is supposed to take the recipients to a space they are fully familiar with but of its crucial influence on their life they may not know. We live next door to PERFECTION but are never able to touch it.
1xRun: How long did the piece take?
Nawer: This piece took about one week.
1xRun: What is unique about this piece?
Nawer: I think that the fresh color palette and some really small details make this piece unique.
1xRun: Why should people buy this piece?
Nawer: I hope that they like it.
1xRun: Describe the piece in one gut reaction word.
1xRun: When did you first start making art?
Nawer: I start with classic graffiti in 1994. After my studies I start paint more geometric and abstract. Then I started painting on canvas in 2003-4.
1xRun: What artists inspired you early on?
Nawer: Cezary Stulgis aka Cruel.
1xRun: Do you listen to music while you work?
Nawer: I love to work in my studio and listen different kinds of music.
1xRun: If you could collaborate with any living artist who would it be?
Nawer: Fangor, Augustine Kofie, Hense, Cyrcle and a lot more… I love to paint collaborate.
1xRun: What has been inspiring you as of late?
Nawer: Different kinds of city structures.
1xRun: If you could collaborate with any deceased artists who would it be?
Nawer: Kandinsky or Basquiat.
1xRun: What was the first piece of art that you bought?
Nawer: I bought a piece from the first solo show of Robert Proch and I still have it!
1xRun: What was the last piece of art that you bought?
Nawer: Robert Proch from his solo show in Krik Gallery 2013.