‘I believe I can be better than the machine.’
Cape Town-based painter and sculptor Andrzej Urbanski may create works that look like they’ve been computer generated, but no, the careful layering of paint and colour is a hundred percent him.
Urbanski left Berlin to create large, shimmering, optically bending spaces made from squares, triangles and hexagons, reminiscent of today’s contemporary built environment. With skill as a graffiti artist, he left the train yards behind for a more traditional form of painting full-time.
Since his 2012 artist residency in South Africa, he has devoted his time to the streets, cultures and social interactions of Cape Town.
The works are a colourful testament to abstract art as a form of engagement with the world, not a withdrawal from it.
Where Salon91, 91 Kloof St, Gardens
When 18 March – 18 April 2015
Contact +27 21 424 6930, www.salon91.co.za