Poland

WC

Date
2013
Type of object
Obraz
Technique
oil, canvas
Dimensions
100 x 70
Date of acquisition
27.11 2015
Catalogue no.
907

Bibliography

– 42. Biennale Malarstwa „Bielska Jesień 2015” [katalog wystawy], red. G. Cybulska, B. Swadźba, Galeria Bielska BWA, Bielsko-Biała 2015, ss. 7, 13
– „Bielski Rynek”, miesięcznik informacyjno-reklamowy, gazeta miejska, II-12/21, 2015, reprodukcja pracy, s. 9
– „Arteon” Magazyn o sztuce, nr 1 (189), styczeń 2016, reprodukcja pracy, s. 10
– List „WC powraca”; „Arteon” Magazyn o sztuce, nr 2 (190), luty 2016, s. 36; – Galeria dnia: Bielska Jesień /zdjęcia/ 2015-12-02; reprodukcja pracy, http://kulturaonline.pl/galeria,dnia,bielska,jesien,zdjecia,tytul,artykul,23119.html; [dostęp 5.12.2016]

Exhibitions

2015 – Galeria Wirtualna 42. Biennale Malarstwa „Bielska Jesień 2015”, www.bielskajesien.pl, (1.06.2015–17.01.2016)
2015 – 42. Biennale Malarstwa „Bielska Jesień 2015”, Galeria Bielska BWA, (27.11.2015–17.01.2016)

Audio description

On a bright pink floor in front of a white wall running diagonally from left to right, is a severed brown-and-black head of a bull and a thick, dark red solidified spill underneath. Above the head, on the left, is a white toilet bowl outlined in gray with a turquoise-gray lid cut off at the top edge. The floor under the toilet seat is blood red. Running parallel to the floor are a number of decorative blue strips on the white wall. The bull's head is lying turned to the right-hand side. Its muzzle with exposed teeth is partially cut out at the right edge of the picture. A trickle of red blood is flowing out of the white eye with a blue iris rolled up. Slightly curved to the left, the bull's dark brown horn is pointing upwards. The brown-blue head has been painted with long brush strokes. Martyna Czech employs the language of primitive art, using shocking means of expression, which appear clumsy at first sight, with various deformities and aggressive colours. Her art carries powerful emotional messages. The work addresses the problem of animal suffering inflicted by man. The artist is a keen observer of relationships between the animal and human worlds. The painting was awarded the Grand Prix at the 42nd Biennale of Painting 'Bielska Jesień’ 2015 organized by Galeria Bielska BWA.