“Vas Florum” Exhibition
Carpenters Workshop Gallery in Paris is set to unveil the groundbreaking exhibition “Vas Florum” this October, featuring the captivating work of Polish artist Marcin Rusak. This exhibition marks Rusak’s debut solo show in Paris and promises to be a testament to his unparalleled exploration of the ethereal beauty of flowers.
With a family legacy deeply rooted in the cultivation and commerce of flowers, Rusak’s artistic journey has evolved into a profound contemplation of their transient nature. Through his ingenious use of bio-resin sculptures, Rusak delves into the delicate interplay of beauty, permanence, and decay. This innovative approach has led to the creation of awe-inspiring ‘time capsules’ that encapsulate not only individual memories but also the collective experiences tied to these botanical wonders.
A Floral Odyssey
Rusak’s artistic pilgrimage begins with his familial connection to flowers. For generations, his family has nurtured and shared the ephemeral beauty of these natural treasures. This heritage has imbued Rusak with a unique perspective on the fluctuating value of flowers, depending on their state of preservation. This insight forms the cornerstone of his artistic philosophy, propelling him to explore the intricate relationship between beauty and the inevitable passage of time.
At the heart of Rusak’s creative process lies an ingenious fusion of botanical wonder and modern technology. His sculptures, forged from bio-resin, serve as both canvas and vessel for his floral musings. This innovative material allows Rusak to preserve the essence of flowers, freezing them in a state of haunting, eternal beauty. Through meticulous craftsmanship, Rusak transcends the boundaries of traditional art forms, breathing life into his creations.
Vessels of Memory
In this groundbreaking series, Rusak reimagines the humble vase, a vessel intimately intertwined with the world of flowers. Each bio-resin sculpture emerges as a ‘time capsule,’ cradling a bouquet of blooms that resonate with personal and collective memories. Through this poetic symbiosis, Rusak invites viewers to contemplate the intricate dance between nature and human existence, and the enduring imprint that flowers leave on our hearts.
A Journey Through Rusak’s Mind
The exhibition “Vas Florum” unfolds across the second floor of Carpenters Workshop Gallery in Paris, carefully curated by interior specialist Jean de Piépape. As visitors meander through the show, they are transported into Rusak’s inner sanctum—a living museum of his memories, reflections, and concerns. It’s a unique opportunity to glimpse into the artist’s childhood, witness his observations of societal shifts, and ponder the symbiotic relationship we share with the natural world.
“Vas Florum” Exhibition
19 Oct – 22 Dec 2023
Paris | 54 Rue De La Verrerie 75004
Opening | Thursday 19 Oct | 6 – 8 PM