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- Author Piotr Lutyński
- Date of production 2005
- Dimensions height: 41 cm, length: 137.5 cm, depth: 5.5 cm, width: 137,5 cm, głębokość: 5,5 cm
- ID no. BS/912
- Availability in stock
- Object copyright Bunkier Sztuki Gallery of Contemporary Art
- Digital images copyright © all rights reserved, Bunkier Sztuki Gallery of Contemporary Art
- Digitalisation RDW MIC, Virtual Małopolska project
The work The Bird Column was created in 2003 in the Bunkier Sztuki Gallery and functioned as an exhibition in the process. The titular Bird Column, called by Lutyński “an animated sculpture” and “a large nest full of birds”, took the form of an installation: it was a developed construction, inside which there were paintings and objects made of wood and the birds, whose singing was heard throughout the Gallery from microphones placed nearby. In the next room, there was a goat with its kids. The whole exhibition was accompanied by texts referring to the teachings of St Francis of Assisi, the patron of animals, ornithologists, and bird breeders.more
Piotr Lutyński’s multi-directional works are distinguished by the synthesis of nature and art. The artist creates a world in which paintings, sculptures, and objects combine with music, while the whole picture is accompanied by live animals. Since the 90s, Lutyński has created artistic shows in which hens, ducks, quails, goats, and horses appear against a background of abstract painting compositions. Nature also penetrates into his work in the form of inanimate elements, such as: bird eggs, shells, feathers, shells, dead insects, sticks, straw, cereal grains, soil, and stones. A sensitive observation of relations and processes building a cultural and natural ecosystem is the basis for Lutyński’s artistic reflection. It is more the events arranged by the artist than his creations that become works of art, in which the artistic elements appear only as a set design. The main actors here are farmed animals. Lutyński placed birds in a painting entourage, he organized music made for fish, he brought horses into the space of a club in Kraków. By engaging animals as co-creators of the work, he shows the audience a completely new possibility of gallery art reception. The sound compositions which enrich these experiences arise with the participation of musicians who are friends with the author. They are both professionals and amateurs, and the effects they achieve result from the combination of various musical genres and elements of improvisation. Experimental music, interaction with the audience, live animals, and painting objects – all these elements in Lutyński’s works combine to build a multisensory spectacle luring the recipient. Their warm and homely atmosphere makes them appear as a selfless affirmation of life.
The work The Bird Column was created in 2003 in the Bunkier Sztuki Gallery and functioned as an exhibition in the process. The titular Bird Column, called by Lutyński “an animated sculpture” and “a large nest full of birds”, took the form of an installation: it was a developed construction, inside which there were paintings and objects made of wood and the birds, whose singing was heard throughout the Gallery from microphones placed nearby. In the next room, there was a goat with its kids. The whole exhibition was accompanied by texts referring to the teachings of St Francis of Assisi, the patron of animals, ornithologists, and bird breeders.
The Triptych Bird Column is a continuation of this project, fitting into the characteristic style of Lutyński’s painting creativity. The colourful composition of geometric planes uses the simple and vivid colour combinations preferred by the artist: white contrasts with black; blue creates complementary chords with red and yellow. The three realistically painted birds that “sat down” on abstractly captured details are also elements of the painting. The numerical component is repeated by three bird eggs, placed in the centre of the composition and emphasizing the symbolic meaning of the triad. The work, in the form of a triptych, becomes almost a sacred format. It brings associations with the trust which accompanies the act of trust in religious rituals, with a sense of security that comes from putting oneself under the protection of a patron: the security, which, in the case of helpless chicks, is ensured by their being closed in egg shells.
Elaborated by Gabriela Brdej (Bunkier Sztuki Gallery of Contemporary Art),
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Poland License.
Piotr Lutyński (born 1962) is a painter, sculptor, drawer, author of objects, installations, actions, performances, and musician. He studied at the Department of Pedagogy and Fine Arts of the Silesian University in Cieszyn (1983–1990). In 1990, he earned his diploma in graphics in the studio of Prof. Eugeniusz Delekta. He is a two-time laureate of the scholarship of the Minister of Culture. He is the author of the KR 736EJ project, in which he travelled across Poland and Europe by a multifunctional bus, serving as a means of transport, a place for concerts, a gallery, and a workshop. He is the author of individual exhibitions, including: Malarstwo [Painting] (Zderzak Gallery, Kraków, 1993), Kolumny [Columns] (Miejska Gallery, Wrocław, 1994), Historia animalium [The history of animalium] (Krzysztofory Gallery, Kraków, 1995), Świetlani przewodnicy [Shining guides] (Potocka Gallery, Kraków, 1997), Kamienie są twarde [Stones are hard] (Starmach Gallery, Kraków, 1998), Rdzeń [Core] (ON Gallery, Poznań, Starmach Gallery, Kraków, 1999), Ruchome obrazy [Moving pictures] (R Gallery, Poznań, Inny Śląsk Gallery, Tarnowskie Góry, 2001), Żywe obrazy [Live images] (Potocka Gallery, Kraków, 2002), Ptasia kolumna [Bird column] (Bunkier Sztuki Gallery of Contemporary Art, Kraków, 2003), Między koniem a obrazem [Between the horse and the picture] (Alchemia, Kraków, 2003), Muzyka dla ryb [Music for fish] (Foksal Gallery, Warsaw, 2005), Muzyka dla myszek [Music for mice] (Alchemia, Kraków, 2006), Second Life (Art in General, New York; Alchemia, Kraków, 2007), Jaki syn taki ojciec [Like son like father] (Mieszkanie 23 Gallery, Kraków, 2007), Duchy, Roboty, Zwierzęta i Śmierć [Spirits, Robots, Animals and Death] (Alchemia, Kraków, 2008), Narodziny [Birth] (Art NEW Media Gallery, Warsaw, 2009), Narodziny [Birth] (Starmach Gallery, Kraków, 2006, Gallery Dada Post, Berlin, 2010), Piotr Lutyński. Terytorium [Piotr Lutyński. Territory] (MOCAK, Kraków, 2013). He has been a participant in many group exhibitions, including: Miejsce nie miejsce [Place non-place] (Centre of Polish Sculpture, Orońsko, 1992), Pustynna burza [Desert Storm] (BWA, Katowice, 1994), Wystawa sztuki współczesnej dla szanownej publiczności [Exhibition of contemporary art for the distinguished public] (National Museum, Poznań, 1995), Klepsydra [Hourglass] (Ausstellung Englischen Garten, Berlin, 1997), Prywatne przestrzenie [Private spaces] (Kronika Gallery, Bytom, 1997), In the circle of the Kronika Gallery (Sektor I Gallery, Katowice, 1999), Rdzeń/Kern [Core] (Haus am Lützowplatz, Studiogalerie, Berlin, 2000), Rdzeń [Core] (Zachęta — National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Inny Śląsk Gallery, Tarnowskie Góry, 2000), Prywatne przestrzenie [Private spaces] (Sektor I Gallery, Katowice, 2001), 4 Pokoje [4 Rooms] (Bunkier Sztuki Gallery of Contemporary Art, Kraków, 2002), For the artist of the Sektor I Gallery) (Pracownia Otwarta, Kraków, 2002), Berliner (Kronika Gallery, Bytom, 2002), Artefakty [Artefacts] (Kronika Gallery, Bytom, 2002). He lives and works in Kraków.