PARIS.- Carpenters Workshop Gallery
presents the first solo exhibition of Polish artist Marcin Rusak in Paris, alongside Paris+ in October.
Marcin Rusaks artistic practice centres on the transient beauty of flowers. His family has produced and sold flowers for generations, and the artist has long considered how their value fluctuates in relation to their state of preservation. Rusaks artworks explore the connections between beauty, permanence, and decay, embedding flowers and plants within bio-resin sculptures.
In this series, Rusak reinvents the idea of the vase, an item inextricably linked with flowers and their display. Conceived as time capsules, each bio-resin sculpture contains flowers that resonate with individual and collective memories.
The exhibition is held across the second floor of the Paris gallery, with the scenography designed by interior specialist Jean de Piépape. The journey through the show evokes a museum display as if from within Rusaks own mind, allowing visitors insight into his childhood memories, societal concerns, and musings on our relationship with nature.
Marcin Rusak (born in 1987, Warsaw, Poland) is an artist and multidisciplinary designer interested in ideas of value, ephemerality and aesthetics. Specializing in storytelling, process and material investigation his work often incorporates research, object and installation as well as visual creations to explore overlooked details of our lives which recreated and re-imagined are shown again in a different light. As the son and grandson of flower growers he has long been fascinated by these natural sources of inspiration and decoration. Engaging them in his creative process began by reusing waste to investigate new decorative elements within everyday objects and led to a rich body of work ranging from research and storytelling to cultural criticism around consumption and future scenarios.