The faculties we have been given to comprehend reality, functioning in the subconscious, do not usually encourage reflection. What we see and hear, we take for granted. What we touch, we feel in an identical or almost identical form. What is worth considering, therefore, are phenomena that cannot be seen at first glance.
The extremely rich field of science is conducive to capturing the fallibility of the senses by provoking insights into the (internal) structure of the materials found in our environment. For example, physics, by providing material knowledge, can answer the question of whether elements that exist in space, but are invisible to the naked eye, have tangible characteristics. Mathematics, on the other hand, allows us to find reference points on a scale that is comprehensible to us.
Modern hardware and software solutions are becoming important in the context of these considerations, because they enable ever faster development and greater sophistication of technical inventions. Sometimes, however, it is the simplest mechanisms that are able to identify the many unknowns of our perception or limitation.
Undeniably, by breaking out of the paradigm of temporal research, art that is strongly influenced by the ideas of the humanities exploring, among other things, the human and emotions, sometimes directs artists towards reflection on the world of the sciences. However, it is significant how distant this research is from our everyday life.
The wealth of scientific achievements of mathematicians and scientists in related fields inspires artists. The sciences provoke inquisitiveness and encourage artists to interpret reality by means of its creative transformations or simply visualisations. This is why it is important to draw attention to the works of Wrocław’s youngest artists. The exhibition Young Artists – The Countable and Measurable in the Visual Cognition Studio, which reviews the attitude of young practitioners to mathematical and programming sciences, attests to their undying interest in science. It also indicates the need to update the knowledge of current scientific research and its results.
The exhibition presents works by: Mateusz Jędrejko, Klaudia Kasperska, Iryna Kliula, Ida Kwaśnica, Wiktoria Łebek, Mateusz Pyś, Bartosz Radzikowski and Piotr Tokarz.
The works have been created in the Visual Cognition Studio of the E. Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wrocław.
Supervisor: Jakub Jernajczyk, PhD, Professor of the Academy of Art and Design in Wrocław
Curator: Marta Nokielska
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