Review of the Nuremberg Drawing Triennial(1985/86)

Deutsches Allgemeines Sonntagsblatt Nr.5,2 February 1986

Hamburg /RFN/ /Fragment/ Eastern Europe: Mishmash and the search for the new

Piotr Nawrocki

The most intimate contribution in the Eastern European section of the Triennial is shown by Poland. Alongside the Hungarian exhibition, it is certainly the most striking. The selection reveals an artistic landscape that is moving in a wide variety of directions and has not lost its curiosity about reality (in the broadest sense of the word) and its willingness to experiment. The works of Andrzej Kapusta, Marek Jaromski and, above all, Jan Niksinski and Maciej Bernhardt are markers in this landscape; they are guided by the fascination of the picture plane and its division. This happens according to strictly intellectual laws. In this way, they create emotional diagrams that are extremely economical and almost cold.