KAY WALKOWIAK

Re-enactment

source: walkowiak.artfolder

Kay Walkowiak’s objects and installations stand out for their industrial aesthetics in the spirit of minimalism and contemporary product design, which allows him to create model situations that cross over the border of the subject. He links the abstract form of iron structures with the ready-made, thus introducing a figurative dimension and narrativity into his works. “I don’t meet expectations”, Walkowiak comments his work. The significance of this work grows in interaction with the viewer, who is challenged to apply his/her own cultural knowledge on things and on their function in social relations. Despite the openness of the meaning of his sculptures in the Transtone exhibition, it is possible to find in them a repeated interest in cultural codes related to the economics of desire and the fetishization of mass-produced items. Walkowiak examines the ambivalence of the world of objects which we have created for ourselves and which is getting out of control.
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source: scottkellsphotography

Kay Walkowiak operates conceptually flowing through theoretical subtexts that range from spatial theories of psychoanalysis theories to cultural studies. As Kay Walkowiak in his text “Gesticular Approaches” to Jacques Derrida’s concept of “chora” traces, it is the outlying space, the space and the dissymmetrical relationship that resonate in his sculptural ideas for positioning between thing, body and space’ Ursula Maria Probst speaking about Walkowiak’s work.