Piotr Łakomy – Pale House

Exhibition opening: June 23rd, 2017 (Friday), 7 p.m. | Galeria Labirynt, 5 Popiełuszki Street
On until: August 6th, 2017 (Tue – Sun, 12 a.m. – 7 p.m.)
Admission free of charge


I saw it in the suburbs, also in the center of the town,
during a vast night: the unique texture of these bushes
followed me to the doors with it’s eyes,
and as for me,

what has began as life soon turned
into a much wider project.
In our previous detachment
we were able to go around, to travel

even in most distant corners of the country,
seeing always the same materials
of our daily activity: lawns, clothes, food
illuminating us in the dark, as if covered

with intelligent mold. Pretty preposterous attractions,
don’t you think? Meanwhile, the real homework
was that we came out of somewhere
already preformed, as if made for measure,

but deprived of the original image.
It’s been a long way. It started with a drawing,
but soon it became clear,
that also these planks, boards and water with dirt

are just not enough.
“I’ll remember your shape”,
said the naked wall
and became a canvas of some indifferent afternoon.

And now it imposes a mesh of its individual concepts
entangling this pale house
of days that are yet to come, although already for a long time
we are all living in it.

Marcin Czerkasow


Piotr Łakomy (born 1983) is a Poznań-based author of installations verging between painting and sculpture. He gained his diploma in the studio of Proffessor Leszek Knaflewski in the Institute of Fine Arts,  University of Zielona Góra. He had several solo shows (Stereo gallery in Warsaw, BWA Zielona Góra, The Sunday Painter London, Galeria Arsenał Białystok), he participated in a few group exhibitions (Poland, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Belgium, USA, among others); his works have been presented in Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, CASS Sculpture Foundation in West Sussex and Fahrenheit in Los Angeles. Nominated for the Spojrzenia award in 2015, and in 2016 for Paszporty award of the Polityka magazine. He collaborates with two galleries – Stereo in Warsaw and The Sunday Painter in London.