Sculptor Artist Jerzy Kędziora Statement:
I consider myself as a creator, as “a slave of an idea”, the idea which I have to attain …
The created sculptures of the unreal dream of walking on a slackline, which is accompanied by many people. However, we should interpret it in a very different reality. My obesity is an observer’s view.
Unconditionally, the greatest benefit of people who can understand people from various cultures. I set my sights on the Mediterranean Sea. This task has been fulfilled through a manlike figure, mostly in motion.
My sculptures are generally contrary, surprising and half balancing on the edge of imagination. These pieces of art are in constant motion and are not defined as changeless, invariable or persistent. They can also be interpreted unambiguously. They are not only subjected to the metamorphosis and “maturation”.
The story of any carved figure could be a biography of any real man. The cycle “The Balancing” is a proof of the art of bemingle, can coexist with a crowd and be its natural part. The hanging above the observers’ heads silhouettes behave similarly to imitation and sometimes mock them.
It seems that the figures would be thoughtful. The only boundary of the person, his or her mood, day or background. First and foremost, the balancing sculptures in the surrounded space-time. These works of art are not afraid of wind.
About Sculptor Artist Jerzy Kędziora
Jerzy Kędziora Studied and graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk, the University of Fine Arts in Poznań and LTP in Czestochowa as well as in educational institutions both in Poland and abroad (Germany, Portugal, France). From the 1980s he created The Political Transformation and the Solidarity, comprising such series as:
- “The Wavering”
- “The Resuscitated”
- “With Guy-ropes”
- “Broken Voice”
- “Hangers for”
- “The Uniforms for the High Command”
Since the 1990’s he has been working on a series of sculptures of balancing figures.
As a university student in Gdansk, he witnessed the beginning of the political transformation in Poland. This experience has a lasting impression on its work, imbuing it with critical social and political aspects. “The Confession”, which was the most important in Poland: “The Cross in the Life of a Modern Person”, held under the patronage of the Pope.
“The Balancing Sculptures” (The Grotesque of Transformation), the series of works, with the same spirit, are in the world, a rod, a peak of the pyramid, still keep their balance defying gravity. The technicist rope was a symbol of precariously thin boundaries between our extremes, our choices, situations.
The more recent sculptures show solitarian figures in the open space, who is the rhythm of the movements of nature, perform mime monodramas displaying amazing acrobatic skills (“Walking Down the River Bank”, “The Little Gondolier”, “The Acrobat with the chair “).
The sculptures have been awarded with a number of awards and competitions:
- LICC in London
- Winter and Spring Salons in Warsaw
- Representative Art in Madrid
- A Sculpture for the City in Lakeland
The artist’s achievements, creative grants (also funded by the government), ministerial, Speaker’s and presidential awards, as well as the number of sculptures and urban planning solutions that won various competitions.
He is also the author of several monuments, as well as the number of projects in the Council of Europe.
His works in museums, galleries and governmental institutions, including the Presidential Palace in Warsaw. Recently, the artist was a special guest of such American events as Art Basel Miami, ArtExpo New York, Art San Diego, Art Palm Beach, exhibited at the entrance of the exhibition pavilion, constituted informal secondary logos of the exhibitions.