Inside Job
Ula Lucińska &
Michał Knychaus

Whispers from the Cracked Horizon
with works:

Premonition I-III, stainless steel, aluminum, linen, recycled leather, 2022
Mirror in Flames,stainless steel, 2021
Untitled (Fossilized) I-III, stainless steel, aluminum, resin, metal powder, 2022

The Polish artistic duo Inside Job (Ula Lucińska and Michał Knychaus) create imaginative scenes and complex environments communicating a post-apocalyptic vision of an alternative reality. Wrapping objects and spatial installations into time capsules, they combine a speculative idea about a distant past with a vision of a fictitious future. Fusion of formal styling, material diversity and visual abstraction is typical for their unique programme. Inside Job works with fragments of found objects, synthetizing them with elements influenced by technological processes and industrial production. Cold metal materials are combined with hand-coloured textile or recycled leather. They use their own database of procedures, materials and ornaments in their artworks, collaging, layering or interchanging them in imaginative installations.

The intimate exposition Whispers from the Cracked Horizon in the Šopa Gallery in Košice offers a mysteriously toned illusion of post-industrial ruins from an unknown land. Hostile metallic objects, sharp edges, sterile polished areas or an omnipresent monochromatic grey are placed in intentional contrast with organic structures, leather, textiles, expressive and decorative forms or discreet lights. A vision of the world that only hints at human existence is communicated through a selection of the duo’s current works, displayed alongside their new works created especially for this exhibition.
– Michal Stolárik

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exhibition view:
Whispers from the Cracked Horizon
curated by: Michal Stolárik
Šopa Gallery, Košice, Slovakia
photos: Tatiana Takáčová & Peter Michal web.jpg web.jpg