Bartosz Zaskórski. And the Dudes are Wallflowers

And Dudes Are Wallflowers is an individual show by Bartek Sikorski, an exhibition that adopts the form of installations – compositions of images, music, video projections. The title refers to a popular term for guys who stay away from the dance floor at school discos or parties. While girls have already been rocking the floor for a while, those chaps keep on standing by the walls, staring at the tips of their shoes...

Bartosz Sikorski’s work results from close links between music and visual arts. The synaesthetic ambitions to visualise musical compositions or develop soundtracks of images are at the foundation of many artists’ attempts to affect a multitude of senses, present their work through different media, and finally, to reduce compositions to pure absolute values, such as sound or colour.

Sikorski’s works are a fruit of recognition and understanding that musical and visual pieces share a similar structure, as well as the ways they come into being, for example, the similarity between bristles of the brush that creates vertical painting surfaces and the hair of a bow serving to generate sound with a double bass.

The exhibition embraces polyptychs that combine to form installations, composed of “wallflower” paintings – totems, sound compositions and video projections, with musical connotations: Quarter-tone Scale for Carrillo (2015), Half-tone Scale for Lutosławski (2013), Whole-tone Scale for Janaček (2014), as well as LED images and sound installations.

Bartosz Sikorski (b. 1974) – visual artist who works with different media, composer, double bass player. Studied at the Berlin University of the Arts (Universität der Künste) and the Orchestra Academy of the Berlin Philharmonic (Orchester-Akademie der Berliner Philharmoniker), as well as the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna (Akademie der bildenden Künste in Wien – diploma in 2012). Since 2000, member of the Vienna Philharmonic team (Wiener Philharmoniker). Since 2012, Sikorski has run an independent contemporary music venue in Vienna – atelier SUTERENA. Born in Bytom. Lives and works in Vienna.

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