Perrier-Jouët Arts Salon Prize winner of 2015, Marcin Rusak, is to have his first solo exhibition at The Contemporary Applied Arts, curated by Julia Royse. Marcin is a multi-disciplinary designer and artist based in North London. Specialising in storytelling, process and material investigation, Marcin’s work often incorporates research, object and installation as well as visual creations to explore overlooked details of our lives which recreated and reimagined are shown again in a different light.
Unrestrained by a specific medium, and consistently inspired by the beauty and subtlety of the natural world Marcin embodies the philosophies of Art Nouveau in a contemporary context. Through research, craft, the utilisation of cutting edge technology and a strong personal aesthetic he embraces a total approach to art in order to revaluate objects and their significance to us while celebrating the organic outcome of natural materials and processes.
Marcin was selected by the Perrier-Jouët Arts Salon members from a shortlist of 10 candidates for his fulfilment of the criteria:
To evoke a contemporary interpretation of the ethos of the Champagne House Perrier-Jouët, reflecting its Art Nouveau heritage*, with work inspired by natural forms and organic structures.