PRZMEK PYSZCZEK - BUILDING SYSTEMS, BERTHOLD POTT

Installation view, Building Systems, Berthold Pott

Installation view, Building Systems, Berthold Pott

Installation view, Building Systems, Berthold Pott

Installation view, Building Systems, Berthold Pott

Installation view, Building Systems, Berthold Pott

Installation view, Building Systems, Berthold Pott

Installation view, Building Systems, Berthold Pott

Installation view, Building Systems, Berthold Pott

In his current exhibition at Berthold Pott in Cologne, Building Systems, Pyszczek presents relief-like pictures, which have a sculptural appeal. The works are comprised of two levels, which lend them a certain plasticity: a dibond panel, onto which for the most part fragmented geometric forms have been painted, and a superimposed ornamentation comprised of steel tubing, which, from a distance, almost appears like a drawing. Whereas the images on the dibond panels are derived from the painted façade of an apartment complex in Poland, the steel constructions refer to decorative attachments to the structure, such as balconies and gratings.
Pyszczek’s steel sculptures are based on jungle gyms and other constructions found on children’s playgrounds, which the artist finds in urban environments and re-constructs. Altered dimensions, deletions, realignments, deformations or abrasions provide hints of the interventions and alterations to the structures, which, at first glance, appear unchanged.
The artist thus creates an exhibition situation, which – depending on the position and perspective of the viewer – opens new contexts and points of reference between the altogether seven works on view: through overlapping and juxtaposition, fragmented image details of architectural constructions are transformed into new – rational and irrational – visual connections and associations.

Przmek Pyszczek - Building Systems
Berthold Pott, March 6 - April 1
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