The Sunday Painter, London, B35
Often incorporating industrial materials, at first look, Lakomy’s works allude to a weighty minimalism. This unravels close up, where the works reveal more haphazard, human traces. His practice deals with our precarious relationships with the natural and technological environments we inhabit.
In this new body of work Lakomy continues to explore notions of the human body as architecture. The dimensions of the works take their cue from Le Corbusier's Modular, an anthropometric scale of proportions based on an idealized version of the male body. In some of the works prosthetic sections are clearly defined; sculpted from industrial materials they become akin to architectural maquetes. Other works are more abstracted; heavy duty body bags have been hollowed out and re-configured, leaving an awkward skeletal object. Within this body of work and throughout Lakomy's wider practice there is a duality in his selection and treatment of materials, which leaves us with a sense of both permanence and fragility.
Piotr Lakomy was born in Poland in 1983 and lives and works in Poznań. Recent exhibitions include "Room Temperature", The Sunday Painter, London, UK, 2016; "Endless Room", BWA Zielona Góra, 2014; Views Art Prize 2015, Deutsche Bank Foundation Award, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw.