Koji Kamoji and Jacek Sempoliński. Still Life at Galeria Monopol
The work of both artists, trained as painters, is devoted to exploring and developing an abstract visual language. Their artistic practice can be defined by the slogan: minimum expression, maximum emotion. Koji Kamoji’s works are translations of nature, the elements, life and death into minimalist installations, spatial forms and reliefs. Jacek Sempoliński’s painting is based on the power and intensity of the painter’s gesture, expressing pain and existential dilemmas.
The Still Life exhibition presents the works by Koji Kamoji from the Air and Still Life series, created over the past two years. The selection of pictures by Jacek Sempoliński has also been narrowed down mainly to those painted in the last years of the artist’s life. In the late works of Kamoji and Sempoliński, means of expression are reduced to the most sparing form possible: straight lines and placing pebbles in the right place (Kamoji), delicate brushstrokes, tiny hand gestures or squeezing paints straight out of tubes (Sempoliński). The modes of artistic expression start to create a form of dialogue between the works on display, resounding like elaborate assumptions that have been underpinning the artists’ work from the very beginning.