Wojciech Fangor ”M 50”, acrylic on canvas, 1970
Galeria Studio collection includes two twin paintings by Wojciech Fangor from 1970. One, visible here, depicts a phosphorescent green circle on a dark pink background. The other is its negative and shows an unidentified flying object in pink on a green background. What attracts our attention is the softening of the contours through emanating intermediary bands shifting between green and pink. Green and pink are complementary colours, mixed together they should give a grey. These paintings were made during the period the artist lived in the USA. In 1970 he had a solo exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. In 1999 he returned to Poland. The earliest and latest works by Wojciech Fangor (1922–2015) were related to spacial design. In 1958, together with Stanisław Zamecznik, he created the exhibition “Study of Space”. In 2007 he designed the interior decoration for the second line of the Warsaw subway and it now has Fangor’s indelible signature. The painting from our collection is also a maquette for communal space. It is interactive, intended to work not only on the sense of sight, it demands an active, dynamic response: I move closer and further away, fleetingly in focus, trying to capture what is impossible to capture in nature, the movement of the sun’s spectrum.