Rafal Bujnowski

2005

Rafal Bujnowski

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In his first solo exhibition Rafal Bujnowski (*1974 in Krakow) provides an overview of works originated since 1998. His conceptually arranged paintings, projects, videos and objects play with expectations placed upon art and conventions within the art industry. Bujnowski questions received notions about art such as genius, uniqueness or complexity and analyses art’s salient contexts and conditions. When presented them in showroom of a furniture store, his paintings—using banal motifs—destroy the idea of a work of art as something individual and unique. He applied for a visa for entry into the United States of America using a reproduction of a painted self-portrait. Whether the unpretentious image-objects (video cassettes, alarm systems, bricks) are objects, paintings or sculptures remains a matter for continued speculation.