Black Suns

2017 

Black Suns

2017

In the ‘Black Suns’ series, constituting the point of reference are Polish villas from the interwar period as well as trends in art (especially neoplasticism), which guided architects in their designs of modernist buildings. ‘Black Sun – Katowice’ presents geometrical references to oval balconies that break the raw construction of the Villa of the engineer Zagrodzki (1934) in Katowice. ‘Black Sun – Gdynia’ is an interpretation expressed via painting of the Villa of Countess Łosiowa (1936) with a shelter built at the foot of Kamienna Góra in Gdynia. In turn, ‘Black Sun – Warsaw I’ is associated with a compact block of the Brukalski Villa (1927) in Warsaw. Merging with another Warsaw villa is ‘Black Sun – Warsaw II’, the painting refers to an unusual external staircase leading out from the Szyller Villa (1928), which was destroyed in 2002. The villa was demolished due to the expansion of the Miedzeszyński Shaft and the construction of the Siekierkowski Bridge. Owing to the unfortunate fate of the building, the artist used a special material – asphalt glue

‘Black Sun – Katowice’
Villa of the Engineer Zagrodzki
ul. Zajączka 6, Katowice
Built: 1934
Project: Kazimierz

‘Black Sun – Gdynia’
The Villa of Countess Łosiowa
ul. Korzeniowskiego 7, Gdynia
Built: 1936
Project: Zbigniew Kupiec – Tadeusz Kossak

‘Black Sun – Warsaw I’
The Brukalski Villa
ul. Niegolewskiego 8, Warsaw
Built: 1927
Project: Barbara and Stanisław Brukalski

‘Black Sun – Warsaw II’
The Szyller Villa
ul. Wał Miedzeszyński 756, Warsaw
Built: 1928
Project: Bohdan Lachert and Józef Szanajca