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Matt Bryans and Wojciech Bąkowski

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Sea burst, 2012 Erased Newspaper Cuttings 121 Cm X 23 Cm
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Spoken Movie 5, 2010 Film 6 Minutes © Courtesy of the Artist and Martin Van Zomeren
Matt Bryans and Wojciech Bąkowski

Hazenstraat 20
1016 SP Amsterdam
Netherlands
January 21st, 2012 - March 3rd, 2012
Opening: January 21st, 2012 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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Martin van Zomeren presents a duo-show by Matt Bryans and Wojciech Bąkowski. The exhibition includes new work by Matt Bryans and the film Spoken Movie 5 by Bakowski.   

The new landscape panoramas by Matt Bryans show a strong intimacy despite their large format. He uses as 'found' material common newspaper images that he strenuously erases to create a mysterious but highly refined world. Pieces are placed together creating a substantial density. 

Bryans has exhibited among others at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (Beijing), MOCA (Los Angeles), Tate Modern (London) and at the Musée des Beaux-Arts (Besançon). 

Wojciech Bąkowski is a polish artist, poet and musician. Wojciech's reality is tangible, concrete, and first of all audible. Spoken Movie 5 is based on domestic neurosis: the narrator guides us through his closed room, describing his everyday objects. The poetic narration of the film is closely combined with the image, and the two elements are in fact inseparable. The understanding of the text without the image is hermetic, since the imagination inherent to the film can only reveal its abstract sense through the combination with the image.

Wojciech exhibited among others at the New Museum (New York), Casino (Luxembourg), Museum of Modern Art (Warsaw), Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle (Warsaw)  and at the Sainsbury Center for Visual Arts (Norwich). His work is presented for the first time in the Netherlands.