Karolina Bielawska’s practice is charged with meditative meticuolouness and diverse abstract impressions. Artist’s paintings offer ambiguous narrative figures – geometrical lines, marks, biomorphic, asymmetric shapes, which very often conjure up painterly installations.
Matthew Peer’s objects, composed of everyday materials, incorporate models and patterns found in architectural surroundings. By cutting, cropping, rotating elements of found cardboards and crafts boards the artist is constructing a hand-crafted elusive and abstract sculptural forms, which employ improvisation as a working means.
Presented in the exhibition, a painting installation by Bielawska and sculptures by Peers do seem to have at least two aspects in common: irregularity and repetitiveness embedded in vividly discernable patterns.
Fields is a first and the last duo presentation by these artists at Wschód, Warsaw.
Karolina Bielawska (b. 1986) – lives and works in Warsaw. Graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. Selected solo exhibitions include: Two sides, galeria Dobro, Olsztyn, 2021; ‘Marrow’, Miejski Ośrodek Sztuki, Gorzów Wlkp, 2020. Selected group exhibitions include: Stranger Danger, Friend of a Friend Prague, 2019; First World Problems: Life Before Death’, Stefan Gierowski Foundation, Warsaw, 2019; The Draughtsman’s Contract, Arsenal Gallery, Białystok, 2018; Weeping, Dreaming, Fucking, Laughing, Wschód Gallery, Warsaw, 2018.
Matthew Peers (b. 1991) – lives and works in London and will receive his post-graduate Diploma with the Royal Academy in 2022. Selected solo exhibitions include: rough-cast, SpazioA, Pistoia, 2018; Be-ThenChinge, GAO Gallery, London 2018; Karst, Recent Activity, Birmingham 2018. Selected group exhibitions include: Sky-blue and green, VO Curations, London, 2020; Glass Houses, McBeans Orchids, Lewes, 2020.