In Profile: Marek Sulek In Profile: Marek Sulek

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•My material is based around two things: nature and artificiality. I combine the two so that people view objects differently. For instance, you wouldn’t normally notice a dead tree would you, but the moment I paint it blue then you will.
•I’d say my most important work was ‘A Piece of Manhattan Sky’. The installation was a tall, noise insulated tower close to Ground Zero. You’d enter and stare up at the sky above. The sky seemed so incredibly blue people thought it was a projection.
•I’m hoping to get permission to create a work on pl. Defilad this year. I want to get the public involved in a huge painting depicting heaven above Warsaw.
•Warsaw doesn’t have a huge deal of public art so I really like the palm tree. It’s become part of the city and gives the center energy.
•I’m not happy when my works are vandalized, but I understand that’s part of life. I remember when the Angels project first came about it was getting damaged every month. But slowly people have accepted it and come to care for it.

 

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“I wanted to take the paper boats of my childhood,” says Sulek, “and make them bigger before placing them in a different reality.”

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“My work juxtaposes nature against artificiality.”
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The Miasto Aniołów project presents a group of cheerful angels standing at the mouth of Ząbkowska. “They aren’t meant to be religious,” says Sulek, “they’re actually the guardian angels I once dreamt about when I was five.”angels

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