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Sunjung Kim’s Real DMZ Project Interrogates the North and South Korea Divide Ocula Conversation Sunjung Kim’s Real DMZ Project Interrogates the North and South Korea Divide

Ongoing since 2012, the Real DMZ Project interrogates the demilitarised zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea through annual, research-based exhibitions that bring together the works of Korean and international artists. Sunjung Kim, the independent curator behind the project, conceived the idea of exploring the DMZ while curating Japanese artist...

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Sydney Lowdown: Exhibitions to See Ocula Report Sydney Lowdown: Exhibitions to See 6 Sep 2019 : Elyse Goldfinch for Ocula

The fifth edition of Sydney Contemporary will take place once again at Carriageworks between 12 and 15 September 2019, with Spring 1883 bringing together a cohort of 27 galleries from across Australia and the region to inhabit rooms at the Establishment Hotel from 11 to 14 September 2019, uniquely presenting contemporary works propped up on...

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Mark Bradford’s Call for Unity at Shanghai’s Long Museum Ocula Insight | Video Mark Bradford’s Call for Unity at Shanghai’s Long Museum 16 August 2019

Mark Bradford walks through Mark Bradford: Los Angeles Mark Bradford: Los Angeles at the Long Museum West Bund in Shanghai (27 July–13 October 2019) is the artist's largest solo exhibition to date in China. In this video for Ocula, Bradford and Diana Nawi, curator of the show, walk through selected works that convey the artist's concerns with...

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Andrzej Zielinski

b. 1976, USA

Andrzej Zielinski’s vivid paintings depict everyday electronic devices such as mobile phones, laptops, ATM machines and paper shredders. Painted with thick gestural paint in bright confectionary colours, these works comment on the ever expanding reverence contemporary society has for technology and information. They also reference the art historical notion of the readymade and the history of abstract painting.

Depicted at a 1:1 ratio as compared to the actual objects, these paintings display a distortion between actual and perceived space. They also highlight our dependence on everyday machines with their constantly updating functions and capabilities. Zielinski seeks to update painting by using 21st century acrylics, gels and mediums and his unique painting style means each scrape of the palatte knife simultaneously suggests description, abstraction and bas-relief.

Having just completed a visiting artist residency at ANU, Canberra, this young artist has received much critical attention in the USA. In 2009 New York art critic Jerry Saltz named Zielinski as one of 33 notable American artists to have emerged after 1999.

Featured Artworks

Data Recovery? by Andrzej Zielinski contemporary artwork
Andrzej ZielinskiData Recovery?, 2016 Australian sandstone, agate, zebra rock, West Australian variscite, river red gum wood, plywood, copper, acrylic and encaustic paint
78 x 66 x 33 cm
Gallery 9
Reverberating? by Andrzej Zielinski contemporary artwork
Andrzej ZielinskiReverberating?, 2016 cast iron, copper, opal, zebra rock, river bed gum wood, enamel and encaustic paint
41 x 34 x 32 cm
Gallery 9
Convalescing??? by Andrzej Zielinski contemporary artwork
Andrzej ZielinskiConvalescing???, 2016 Australian arkose sandstone, West Australian variscite, perspex, encaustic and acrylic paint
61 x 50 x 28 cm
Gallery 9
Secure Encryption? by Andrzej Zielinski contemporary artwork
Andrzej ZielinskiSecure Encryption?, 2016 Cast iron, onyx, opal, paint, primordial stone (from the East Kimberly region)
37 x 24 x 13 cm
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Gallery 9
Frequency Hopping by Andrzej Zielinski contemporary artwork
Andrzej ZielinskiFrequency Hopping, 2016 Bronze, agate, paint, primordial stone (from the East Kimberly region)
23.5 x 22 x 19 cm
Gallery 9
Cluster Analysing by Andrzej Zielinski contemporary artwork
Andrzej ZielinskiCluster Analysing, 2016 Core samples from mining exploration in New South Wales, orbicular jasper, red gum wood, perspex, paint, epoxy, agate
39.5 x 37 x 23 cm
Gallery 9
Wifi printer printing power cable by Andrzej Zielinski contemporary artwork
Andrzej ZielinskiWifi printer printing power cable, 2012 encaustic, paper, lithograph on panel
79 x 84 cm
Gallery 9
Paused Printer by Andrzej Zielinski contemporary artwork
Andrzej ZielinskiPaused Printer, 2012 encaustic, paper, lithograph on panel
79 x 84 cm
Gallery 9

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Andrzej Zielinski, Primary Data at Gallery 9, Sydney
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20 October–12 November 2016 Andrzej Zielinski Primary Data Gallery 9, Sydney

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Andrzej Wróblewski: The Blue Works and Beyond Related Press Andrzej Wróblewski: The Blue Works and Beyond Frieze : 16 April 2018

Who was Andrzej Wróblewski? The usual story goes like this. He was born in Vilnius (then Poland) in 1927; 14 when his father died during a Nazi house-call; 18 by the end of the war, when he moved to Kraków to study painting and sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts. At 21 he began a number of extraordinary works that used enigmatic, deep-blue oils...

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Andrzej Zieliński: 'Primary Data' Related Press Andrzej Zieliński: 'Primary Data' Art Almanac : 12 October 2016

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...

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