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Stanislaw Trzebinski

Delightful Sea Disaster, 2022

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Stanislaw Trzebinski

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Kenyan artist Stanislaw Trzebinski creates fantastical-sculptural works that explore human relationships with the natural world. Working primarily in bronze, his collectible furniture and sculpture express this intimate connection with nature, and in particular his fascination with marine life. Born in 1992 and raised in Mombasa, Trzebinski spent his childhood escaping the bustle of Nairobi to explore the wilderness of the Rift Valley and the East African coast. Immersed as much in its rich cultural heritage of Arabic, African and European influences as in the beauty of its biodiversity, he learnt to speak fluent Kiswahili and track animals. As a young boy, apart from tending to his menagerie of 70 animals, he spent summers diving off the tropical waters of Africa’s East coast, famous for its mangroves, coral reefs and marine life. Largely self-taught, Trzebinski uses both the lost-wax method and technologically driven techniques to create evocative bronze sculptures and artworks.

Exhibited at DESIGN MIAMI. 2023 These patinated copper panels see Stanislaw Trzebinski delve into the notion of impending ecological collapse, presenting imagined metamorphoses that may occur as a result of decay and mutation. The panels are etched with the twisting forms of Turing patterns – which offer a model for the dispersion of patterns and growth structures found in many natural forms – suggesting both microscopic and topographical views. The ever-evolving interpretation of these patterns is a recurring motif in Trzebinski’s work over the last few years. The highly textured surface, intense contrasts in colour and energetic movement of snaking lines invite closer inspection, revealing a world rich in detail yet simultaneously alive on an expansive scale. Trzebinski’s titling for this work (as well as his entire 2022 Solastalgia collection) introduces a thread of comical lightness – a shock tactic perhaps, standing in stark contrast to its subject matter. There is an opportunity for catharsis in witnessing this imagined world: nature will outlive us; from decay comes rebirth and so the cycle of all things continues. Materials: etched copper, archival epoxy, walnut (framed).

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