Monumental Art Festival is a cyclical event organized from 2011 to 2016. Each year, at least four wall paintings in a selected theme were created in the Zaspa housing estate in Gdańsk. The Festival aimed to create a gallery of monumental painting and to build Europe’s largest collection of large-format painting works by recognized artists from all over the world.
The Multiplication mural was created during the eighth and final edition of the Festival. Jan Podgórski, Tomasz Prymon, and Artur Prymon helped me to transfer my project to the wall.
The mural “Multiplication” shows a character multiplying his images with light. The figure has no facial features, and his subsequent clones do not bear any personal features. The composition has an open character – we can expect that this process will continue endlessly, that further, apart from the picture frame, there are more and more identical images, emerged through light.
This scene is a reflection on our lives in the Internet era. In the social media, we all create reproductions of ourselves, multiply ou images, expecting confirmation in return – here I am. We place copies of our virtual self on the web, expecting attraction in return.