ARTIST: Antoni Wojtyra
TITLE: Basic Research
DATES: January 10th to February 28th, 2015
LOCATION: 108 East Broadway
TYPE: Mixed Media
Antoni Wojtrya conducted a residency with BAF from Oct 31st, 2014 to Jan 1st, 2015. The exhibition was a culmination of the work he created during his residency.
My studio is an ABC playground. I study painting’s first principles. I’ve learned that any flat surface has two main sides; I call each side the first and second surface. The face or first-surface of a painted picture is conventionally “a painting”; the first surface provides us what is called a “picture”. A painting is also an object: generally flat-faced and a type of shallow relief. It has depth and sides; a painting has a back side. The back of a painting is its second-surface. I paint the front and the back of a surface. They are double-surface works.