“Exploring technologies we as humans use to communicate, scanners in particular have a symbolic parallel with the print mediums, as both use surfaces to transmit and transfer data. This being the case, both monotypes were initiated using Bedrock’s lithographic press to drag, press, and pull printing ink across the paper without the use of stone or lithographic plate. This technique, used in the creation of the background of each piece, brings to life a luminous backdrop which is rich, dimensional, and very tactile, each one to be anchored by the geometrical body of the scanner itself. The bodies of each scanners were printed with the more exacting transfer of ink to paper from a lithographic plate overprinted several times, building up increasingly thick layers of ink…”
Anne Boyer and Andrzej Zielinski
2018 Cy Twombly Award winning poet and essayist Anne Boyer joins with artist Andrzej Zielinski to collaborate towards the creation of a box set of poetry conjoined with original art. Based on the concept of 13 substances as 13 poems/artworks, this project proves to illuminate the uniquely fierce and anti-categorical mind and words of Anne with the materially based work of Andrzej.
The Mishap Suite
Andrzej Zielinski Artist’s Statement: These five stone drawn lithographs are inspired by everyday mishaps that occur with mobile phones which render their functionality useless. The black and white palette emphasizes that the phones are no longer functioning devices capable of turning on, and therefore thwart our expectation of a bright screen to escape into. Additionally […]
Seven Shredder Monotypes
Artist’s Statement: This grouping of seven shredder monotypes was made in context of an analogous relationship between the mechanics of a paper shredder, and that of a lithographic press. The results are surprisingly rich, enabling random data to be distorted in the creation of these new works, and the concept they are founded on: Inserting […]
In my experience, great creations speak for themselves, and speak also, to their predecessors. Such were my aspirations as Andrzej Zielinski and I began our dialog about what to do for his upcoming lithograph.
The evening Andrzej Zielinski and I met to discuss concepts for this print, the studio felt small, as if trying to contain the many ideas Andrzej brought to the table. Ideas were leveraged, but we narrowed them down to a folded print, structurally similar to a few steel sculptures Andrzej was working on at the time.
The concept was electrifying and frightening, and a bit abstract, in that Andrzej’s concept differed from any other folded print I’d seen or read about. Which is something that will clarify itself as you read on…