Beauty in Numbers: Piotr Uklański’s Mosaics Raise the Aesthetic Value of His Pottery

NEW YORK—Fascinating clusters of ceramic plates and pitchers were suspended on the walls of the fourth floor gallery at Gagosian on Madison Avenue recently. The “pottery mosaics” created by Polish artist Piotr Uklański in 2011 were shown alongside several works composed of pencil shavings. According to the gallery, “Uklański’s interest in ceramic mosaics was inspired by the use of vernacular pottery for house decoration and public art that was common in post-war Poland. His appropriation of this populist medium is consistent with his ongoing interest in exploring Modernist abstraction through more banal and quotidian materials and gestures.”

The pottery mosaics were on view from March 3 to April 27, 2012.

Photo by Arts Observer

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