Jerzy “Jurry” Zielinski15. Oct - 14. Dec 13 / ends in 7 days Luxembourg & Dayan Gallery
Tuesday to Friday 11am-4pm and Saturday 12pm-4pm.
LUXEMBOURG & DAYAN PRESENTS FIRST UK EXHIBITION OF WORKS BY POLISH POSTWAR ARTIST JERZY “JURRY” ZIELINSKI IN LONDON
From the 15th of October until the 14th of December 2013, Luxembourg & Dayan London will present a solo exhibition of paintings by the Polish artist and poet Jerzy Ryszard “Jurry” Zielinski (1943-1980). In a series of paintings that conflate the aesthetics of Communist propaganda with the signifiers of Pop Art and tropes of Art Nouveau, Zielinski deployed an esoteric series of symbols to explore life’s grand themes: national identity, religion, eroticism and politics. Strategically paring his palette down to flattened areas of red, white, blue and green, and creating a set group of repeated emblems, Zielinski radically departed from the somberness expected of Polish art. One of the rare Polish artists to adopt Pop Art’s style during the 1960s and ‘70s, he made works that suggesting a sly reverse psychology replete with potent anti-Establishment messages. Owing to its radical intent, Zielinski’s work has long been neglected by the Polish art historical mainstream and is only just receiving recognition internationally for its relationship to the wider tides of postwar art.
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