project Ghelamco Poland x Łukasz Stokowski
The Hub Gallery
An unusual installation has been hung on the construction of the Warsaw HUB skyscraper complex being built in the center of Warsaw – a large-format painting by Polish abstract painter Łukasz Stokowski. This is the first art exhibition of this type in Europe.
At an altitude of 136 m above the ground, on a large format boards surrounding the structure of a skyscraper built in Warsaw’s Wola, an abstract work hung by the recognized artist Łukasz Stokowski. The installation was created as the Sky Art Gallery as part of the new cultural initiative of the Ghelamco Poland development company – HUB Gallery. As the construction progresses, the image will move upwards, becoming visible from large distances and from different parts of the city. This is the first such project in Europe.
The spectacular 2000 m² installation symbolizes the ever-expanding, vibrant tissue of the city. You can see lights, neon signs and building shapes in it. Stokowski deliberately deforms and blurs the metropolitan landscape in a characteristic way, calling it „anti-configurative aesthetics.”
– From the very beginning, when I make the first sketch, I try to blur the shapes so as not to depict anything figurative. It became my obsession! The more I blur and deform the shapes known to the human eye, the more the canvas is filled with color spots to create an image. The whole process is fascinating and complicated – says Łukasz Stokowski, artist, author of the Sky Art Gallery installation at The Warsaw HUB.