Tomasz Wlaźlak

Wydział Sztuk Pięknych Uniwersytetu Mikołaja Kopernika, Toruń

Faculty of Fine Arts, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Toruń


In Tomasz Wlaźlak’s installation, the viewer sits or lies down on a carpet and watches an animated film running on the green of a monitor placed on the carpet. Both the plot of the film and the image on the carpet are based on the motif of an apartment building containing several flats, which the viewer visits over the course of the movie, with a simple micro-story taking place in each. The animation is based on the visual style of by now historical eight-bit computer games; the giant pixels represent the rough nature of the carpet weave. In the late 1980s, these games belatedly arrived in the former Eastern Bloc as well. The installation thus represents a nostalgic return to the artist’s childhood. The computer game, carpet design, and the town with the various buildings and flats are also examples of structures that can be explored virtually, visually, and in real life. For this reason, the artist has chosen to call his work Tissue, which refers not only to the carpet, but also to tissue in the sense of structure.
Marcel Fišer

*1982, POL


Faculty of Fine Arts at Nikolai Copernicus University in Toruń (graduated in 2009)
Academy of Computer Techniques, Poznan University of Technology (graduated in 2004)
Institute of Fine Arts at University of Zielona Góra, Graphic Arts
State High School of Fine Arts in Gorzów Wielkopolski (graduated in 2002)

2006 Zdąrzyć przed zachodem słońca, Galeria Wozownia, Toruń
2007 Love jak M, Galeria Kuluary, Warszawa
2007 Przystanek – Miejsca, Galeria 9,39, Toruń
2008 Galeria Azyl-Art, Gorzów Wlkp (solo)
2010 Sacrum, Miejska Galeria Sztuki, Częstochowa