Hinting at a silhouette, a shape of reality defined through relationships (Part 1 of 2)

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Text-Image #4. Typewritten on paper. 20 cm x 20cm. 2020.

Synopsis

I think there is tremendous value in developing a consciousness of the dynamic and interconnected nature of things. In this essay I will talk about how my experimentation with depicting change in my art has influenced this idea and guided my artmaking. I draw inspiration form disciplines such as Art, Science, History and Philosophy, each providing a unique set of tools and language to think about and describe change. James Burke, Naomi Klein, Robert M. Pirsig, Lynn White and Alfred North Whitehead are some…

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Wakan Tanka, Human and the Drowning Whale. Crayon on custom made paper, 152 cm x 92cm. 2011.

“Progress implies improvement, but man is always the same, confronting a situation that is forever changing, while choice always remains a choice in any situation.” Jean-Paul Sartre

The British Petroleum (BP) oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 felt personal. A gut punch of profit and exploitation to natural systems which sustain life, my life included. Through my research into the event, its causes and its broader context I came across a story told by Carl Safina on a TEDxOilSpill talk about a fisherman who encountered a dolphin drowning in oil and asking for help. That story hit…

About the first start

The first time I tried my hand at writing a blog in 2015 I wanted to “explore the notion of Art and/as Process” by addressing “different aspects of my creative process not shying away from the everyday mundane aspects of bringing a work of art to existence.” Thinking about process and how that applied to my views on art, having now been engaged in its production for 20+ years I still stand by my view that what I produce is “not a static object but one which shifts in form, meaning and interpretation.”

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Which is one…

Andrzej Tarasiuk

As an artist I am interested in the role perception plays in constructing reality. I am exploring the notion of reality as process as embodied within landscape.

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