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"Psycho Pompos" Monsieur Zupika and Kinki Texas

Psycho PomposMonsieur Zupika ( Maciej Szupica) and Kinki Texas (Holger Meier)23 April 2010 - 11 June 2010Opening: 23 April 2010, 9 p.m.Closing (surprise): 11 June 2010, 7.30 p.m.ggm1Free admission

The fourth exhibition from the Dialogues series is titled Psycho Pompos. This time it's a meeting of two very strong artistic personalities from Gdańsk and Bremen: Monsieur Zupika (Maciej Szupica) and Kinki Texas (Holger Meier). It's a meeting of two artists that both use such techniques as: drawing, painting, graphics and computer and film graphics that combine picture with music and make unique visualisations.The quote of Wilhelm de Kooning describes the artists' work perfectly:“Every intelligent painter has in mind the entire history of the modern painting which is the subject of his art. Everything that he paints is homage to, or a critique of, that history and all that it says is a comment on that history” . Kinki-Texas is a painter and a drawer. He creates 3D computer animations and music video-installations. He is an eccentric rock musician and a Western films world lover. He creates his unique and macabre, but beautiful world very consequently. He mixes historical elements with occidental culture symbols. Without inhibition, he laughs at the pop culture using its characteristic symbols like computer games' elements along with symbols of petite bourgeoisie or revolutionary culture. Even though his work is very sarcastic, sometimes showing no respect at all, we seem to be enchanted with this unique universum. The title of the exhibition comes from one of his paintings Psycho Pompös. Psychopomps (from Greek, literally meaning the "guide of souls") are also creatures, spirits, angels, or deities in many religions whose responsibility is to escort newly-deceased souls to the afterlife. Their role is not to judge the deceased, but simply provide safe passage. At the exhibition Kinki Texas will show his paintings, drawings and some 3D videos.Maciej Szupica is a very versatile artist who is interested in combining different forms of artistic expression such as music, painting, sculpture and photography, which he treats very experimentally ( for example by using camera obscura). He is a director of many music videos, a stage designer, photographer, a VJ, computer graphic, poster designer and a performer. He can't be put into just one category. In Psycho Pompos he will show his three new works: a short video and two installations- one inspired by street lighting commercials and one combining video and sound.About artists:Holger Meier- graduate of Philosophy Faculty of Bremen University. He's had exhibitions in Germany ( Bremen, Koln), Italy ( Milano, Bolzano, Rome) and United States.www.kinki-texas.comMaciej Szupica ( born in 1975)- graduate of Graphic and Sculpture Faculty of Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk. He teaches at the Mutlimedia Studio at the Academy. He's had exhibitions in Germany ( Berlin, Hamburg), Belgium, Ukraine, Belarus and Poland.www.myspace.com/monsieur_zupika