Polish Painters, installation, 2009

Materials: plastic, oil paint

Dimension: variable, approx. 30 x 15cm

I was interested in how the meaning of the phrase “Polish Painters” changes depending on where you live. While studying art at the university in Poland, the primary connotation of the phrase was with the artistic practice. When I moved to Australia, “Polish Painters” meant labourers. I have experienced the shift in meaning myself as one of my first jobs in Australia was painting rooms. This small in size installation was made in Australia and then transported in my pocket to Poland via aeroplane. The work was shown at the exhibition in the basement of Towot Squat, Lublin.