Antoni Malinowski

Almost seen

1+1+1
a project by Elena Quarestani
curated by Marco Sammicheli

April-June 2018

Antoni Malinowski

Almost seen

1+1+1
a project by Elena Quarestani
curated by Marco Sammicheli

April-June 2018

OPENING
Sunday 8 April 2018, at 6:00 pm

9 April – 1 June
Tuesday to Friday, from 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm and by appointment

Almost Seen, Antoni Malinowski ©Giovanni Hänninen // AssabOne 2018 www.hanninen.it

Photos by Giovanni Hänninen

 

Antoni Malinowski, London based, Polish born painter alternates the selection of light sensitive paintings with light specific wall drawings. Malinowski’s work examines the dynamic of light and pigment interactions on the junction of the pictorial and architectural spaces. The title of his installation is Almost seen.

The exhibition

“Light triggers what we see, but what is being seen? And what was seen?
There is the architectural space seen in the changing natural light. Hung on the walls are paintings — they reverberate with this light. They are painted on a light-reflecting mica-based background. Other pigments used, often historic ones, are also highly light refracting. To contrast these I use nano-technology interference pigments that bend the light spectrum wave lengths. The images are therefore deliberately unstable — they shift with the changing light and the viewer’s position in the large ASSAB ONE space. This light-sensitive installation is linked together by the site/light-specific wall drawings. They are in dynamic dialogue with the studio-made paintings — the architectural and the pictorial spaces question each other. The imagined heavenly architecture in Botticini’s 1475 painting, seen at London’s National Gallery, triggered the larger diptych. When placed in the contrasting 1960s industrial architecture it creates a nuanced, almost perceptible spatial resonance.”

Antoni Malinowski

Biography

After studying painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw and furthering his studies at the Chelsea College of Art, Antoni has established and based his practice in London. Following his solo exhibition at the Camden Arts Centre in 1997 Malinowski spent several months in Rome researching the ancient wall paintings. This triggered many collaborations with architects on permanent interventions ranging from engineering colour for facades to complex wall paintings. They include Vermilion Wall Painting at the Royal Court Theatre, collaboration with Haworth Tompkins Architects; wall painting at the Luxor Theatre, Rotterdam, collaboration with Bolles+Wilson Architects; Venetian glass for the elevation on Maddox Street, London, collaboration with Eric Parry Architects. In 2013 he has completed ceiling paintings at the new Everyman Theatre, Liverpool designed by Haworth Tompkins – this won the 2014 Stirling Prize. Last year he completed a large commission for the foyer areas at the Rafael Viñoly designed Mathematical Institute, Oxford: Spectral flip, a two part mural painted directly onto the south and the north facing walls, seemingly creating a luminous force field between them. His paintings have been exhibited internationally and are in many private and public collections including Tate, London.

  • Almost seen, Antoni Malinowski ©Giovanni Hänninen // AssabOne 2018 www.hanninen.it
  • Almost seen, Antoni Malinowski ©Giovanni Hänninen // AssabOne 2018 www.hanninen.it
  • Almost seen, Antoni Malinowski ©Giovanni Hänninen // AssabOne 2018 www.hanninen.it

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