Poland

Machine

Date
2003
Type of object
Obraz
Technique
oil, canvas
Dimensions
195 x 155
Date of acquisition
24.03 2005
Catalogue no.
304

Bibliography

– 36. Ogólnopolski Konkurs Malarstwa Współczesnego „Bielska Jesień” 2003 [kat. wyst.] Galeria Bielska BWA, Bielsko-Biała; Grand Prix;reprod.: s. 15
– Kolekcja Sztuki Galerii Bielskiej BWA [album], red. i oprac. G. Cybulska, Galeria Bielska BWA, Bielsko-Biała 2011, ss. 181, 182 – 183, 255

Exhibitions

2003 – 36. Ogólnopolski Konkurs Malarstwa Współczesnego „Bielska Jesień”, 2003 Galeria Bielska BWA, Bielsko-Biała; Grand Prix

Audio description

A magnified part of a steel machine covered with rust. It is composed of the geometric, irregular, rust-brown shapes against the off-white background. Along the left edge, through the entire height, an emerging side of the large, rusty cylinder, located slightly slopewise to the right. Horizontal bars ended with rounded heads and protruding to the right, are attached to the cylinder from the top and the bottom. At the top, there is a large screw screwed in its side. From behind the cylinder, there are four protruding bars protruding to the right — two at the top and two in the middle. The bars connect the cylinder with a high, elliptical element. Its convex, upper part is jagged. There are three holes with convex edges, running through the steel element. Two in the upper part, the smaller hole above the bigger. Through the bigger hole one can see the dirty white background. Under the holes, at the bottom edge of the element, there is another round hole. Below, bent forward to the right, sticking from behind the cylinder, a rectangular, steel element in a thick frame. The frame of the element has two big holes. The round hole to the left is partially hidden behind the cylinder. The hole to the right is oval. The off-white background is slightly visible through both holes. From behind of the rectangular element, there are partially visible protruding, steel jaws open to the right. The jaws are attached to the frame of the rectangular with the rivets. Out of the rectangular, a slightly bent bar protrudes downwards. The rust covering the machine is painted in some areas with the thicker layers, the dark-brown tones on the sides are lightened up by yellow and white reflexes. Inside, there are subtle, little blue stains. In The Machine painting, Grzegorz Wnęk presents his liking towards dynamic compositions as well as framing and magnifying certain objects. The painting was awarded the Grand Prix at the 36th "Bielska Jesień" Painting Biennale in 2003, organized by Bielska Gallery BWA.