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Bartłomiej Talaga

The processing plant of artificial materials, crystallization and photochemical processes

Bartłomiej Talaga

The processing plant of artificial materials , crystallization and photochemical processes

In the processing plant of artificial materials I initiate crystallization process where saturation is a necessary condition. Every compound which is able to crystallize has got an inner formula according to which it grows. If, during an experiment, particles crystallize in places which cannot be predicted by a geometric net, a defect occurs. Imperfection of crystal can be still beautiful and right provided it happens according to “the rules of internal necessity” which Wassily Kandinsky wrote about in „The spiritual in art”. Crystallization becomes a metaphor of creativity, its processes, successes and mistakes. So the processing plant is the space of experiments where I test all the impulses which are born from repletion. New created works are usually expansion of previous works or they are born from contradiction – searching somewhere on an opposite site. A span between feeling sense and a crack motivates me to my inner synchronization. I try to correlate my works just like instruments are tuned. That is why, at the exhibition I present both the works from the previous projects and the fresh ideas formed to gallery space. The past permeates into the present leading me to authentic experience. Finally, the exhibition was created intuitively, at the place, based on processing of artificial materials, crystallization and photochemical processes.

Curator of the exhibition - Hubert Humka

Bartłomiej Talaga

Bartłomiej Talaga – an adjunct in Photography Department in The Film School in Łódż. A designer of photography books, an editor of “TON” magazine. In his artistic work he uses photography, sound, video, installation – he creates in many forms and convention. He experiments with technological processes treating them as a personal philosophy and development.