The art practice of Michał Ratajczak is not about proving drawing skills (in which he is fluent) but rather a search for his own visual language. By exploring possibilities of mixed media techniques, he looks for something that he wants to be identified with. In general, he compares his process to ‘mindfulness’. In other words, he is conscious about what he does on paper/canvas (or beyond) and looks for the final form with every gesture, even if it’s just one touch.
‘Breakfast already started. See you next summer.’ is a comment on bureaucracy and/or following strict rules without empathy and context. The title is an expression of disproportion between ‘crime’ and ‘punishment’ in everyday life. The work shows already started breakfast (cut canvas).
One-of-a-kind. Signed and dated 2021 on the reverse.
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Mixed media, canvas
80 × 60 cm