“Going up the stairs, I felt curious and a little anxious. When we reached the somewhat forbidden second floor, these feelings were joined by surprise and maybe even a little disappointment. Not only was there none, not even the slightest bit of nudity, but also Staś walked into the exhibition with interest and quickly found the work that attracted him the most – a ceramic sculpture “Beloved” by Slezkin from the cycle “I dreamed of”. Intrigued, he asked me about the lying dog: is it asleep or dead? I didn’t have any answer and it was just the beginning. Other questions which appeared only in my head while looking at the exhibition also remained without an explanation. I found myself in a mysterious „in between” zone, which didn’t show me any specific way to take. I tried to find some schemes or familiar codes, but they kept slipping away. At an exhibition about life itself it’s the most accurate state one can wish for.”

Dark Deeps, Immersive Voids. ‘Life Begins after Fifty, Although It Ends at Forty” at the Municipal Gallery bwa in Bydgoszcz by Joanna Pietrowicz Blok

“The State is one of many projects that I have completed over the last 20 years. Several of them were created using various media and materials. In some of them there was no painting at all or it appeared as one of many elements, and at that time I was painting all the time. Where does my need to create objects or even entire installations come from? Some motifs that are created in two dimensions, on canvas or on paper, are so important to me that they come back as motifs to work on. They’re demanding a repeat story. Every once in a while, two dimensions aren’t enough. That’s when I reach the third dimension. This is how sculptures and objects are created.”

Things inside me. Interview with Adam Mazur / Postmedium