Andrzej Zieliński, Frequency Hopping, 2016, bronze, agate, paint and primordial stone (from the East Kimberly region), 23.5 x 22 x 19cm. Photo: David Paterson, Dorian Photographics, courtesy of the artist.
Working across sculpture, painting, drawing and printmaking, Andrzej Zieliński's practice challenges the myth of contemporary technological innovation. His work depicts electronic devices – phones, computers, shredders, fax machines – and addresses the many contradictions embedded in our relationships to them, which are cutting-edge one moment and obsolete the next, at once personalised and mass-produced, precious and disposable. He further imagines a baroque materiality for their theoretically seamless processes – buffering, connecting, syncing – which create unwelcome moments of pause in our lives, encouraging a more nuanced appreciation of the human impact of technology.