RETRANSMISSION__ is a group exhibition that features a survey of post-graffiti abstract artists from Poland. This collective of artists have lived and worked amongst each other, individually and sometimes through collaboration for many years, establishing a contemporary style unique to Poland. Mirus Gallery celebrates their style and its international influence on contemporary abstraction.
Featured Artists: Bartłomiej Chwilczyński, Bartosz Janczak, Chazme, Lukasz Berger Cekas, Lukasz Habiera Nawer, Oskar Podolski, Pawel Ryzko, Bartek Świątecki (Pener), Robert Proch, Sainer, Seikon
About the Exhibition: RETRANSMISSION__ is currently one of the largest and most interesting presentations of Polish non-figurative painting outside of the country (Poland). What draws particular attention is the wide spectrum of artists invited to the exhibition, who in no way constitute a hermetic circle focused on the phenomenon of urban art or post-graffiti. This group consists of painters, sketchers, muralists, graphic designers, sculptors and typographers. Thanks to this, RETRANSMISSION__ is not a simple show or an exhibition reduced to a presentation of works of art whose common denominator tends to be the street. It is an exhibition which constitutes a story about individual styles, the processes of their formation and sometimes even of reducing complex, strongly contextualized forms to geometrical, typographical or compositional figures.
The exhibition as a whole, can also be seen as a sui generis generational manifesto of artists born in the 1980s; artists brought up in a country already free from socialism, shaped by the same cultural codes that were successfully exploited in the United States or Western Europe. Therefore, what may be even more interesting to the viewer is perceiving RETRANSMISSION__ as a reinterpretation of the world common to all of us, but presented from the distant perspective of Poland. - Cezary Hunkiewicz, Brain Damage Gallery, Poland Gallery