Jerzy Grochocki. 01 – 1.0 from Art Room 2018–2024 collection

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Jerzy Grochocki graduated from the Faculty of Architecture at the Warsaw University of Technology (receiving his Master of Engineering degree in 1957) and the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw (receiving his Master of Arts degree in 1963). From 1963 to 1968, he painted a series of works inspired by mountain landscapes, the Polish Tatra Mountains, as well as still lifes, figurative compositions, and impressions in the mood of surreal abstraction. From 1967 to 1970, his mathematical and geometrical fascinations led Grochocki to create works in the direction of constructivist art. In 1970, as a result of considerations on color, plane, and space, he defined four concepts of color: black, gold, silver, and white; four basic concepts of shape: plane, square, line, and point; and four basic concepts of space: concentrated, composite, broken, and continuous. From these elements, he created a system: Four Signs of the Plane and Four Areas of Space. In the 1970s, he was creatively associated with the Systemic Art movement in Europe and its artistic groups, including Arbeitkreis in the Netherlands, Dimensio in Finland, and Exacte Tendenzen in Austria.
A numerical sequence created by Grochocki became the inspiration for many of his compositions. He also composed photomontages, collages of random forms, modular spatial objects, and geometric compositions in multi-layered paper. The minimalist consequence of his work are geometric compositions of white spatial objects, economical in form. For the theme "Art as an Interpretation of Mathematicality" and its artistic presentation in 2013, he received a scholarship from the Minister of Culture. The theme of his next scholarship in 2017 was "Visual Text" based on the division of phonemes in the concept of a four-color code according to the system of Four Signs of the Plane and Four Areas of Space. Both themes were developed in the form of brochures and published by the author. Grochocki participated in over one hundred group and individual exhibitions in Europe and the USA. He received several awards and distinctions. Grochocki's works are in museums and private collections.

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