Something grey, something cold, some of sorrow, some of bold (Wiązki), two metal objects, 2022


URGE / Lovers of Leftovers


18. 9. 2022 – 17. 12. 2022

Lovers of Leftovers

Vasil Artamonov, Piotr Bosacki, Julie Chovin, Jan Domicz, Alex & John Gailla, Agnieszka Grodzińska, Miłosz Rygiel – Sańko

Lovers of Leftoversbrings together works by artists who adopt a singular approach to objects, including those that are objectively ugly or superfluous. There is a kind of compulsion and simultaneously tenderness in how they look at things, juxtapose them and search for forms. For some, it will be a compulsion to tidy things up or make them look nice, for others it will be a desire to make use of waste. What they all share, however, is a detached attitude to reality. What we confront here is aestheticization, albeit one where a sense of humour is anything but absent.

Perhaps it is a matter of composition. Simple as that.

Repetition and lending a rhythm always ennobles.

This, however, is certainly not a deliberate strategy. Sooner an imperative.

And not so much a necessity to have things in order but a response to matter,

working with it,


Love? For forms, for a certain range of colours, for splatters.

And a love affair with seeking redefinition. Resetting functions. Ignoring contexts,

or highlighting and winking at them.

Elegance and simplicity that

does not obscure the story.



Text: Jagna Domżalska

Translation: Szymon Nowak