Tomasz Skibicki- EntropiaOpening: 08. Feb. 2018An Icon painting is given as collateral for a debt that was never paid back. You can glue a piece of wood back together, wet clay and knead it into a new form, but when the egg yolk suddelny clashes into the white it means that it’s fucked up, and at this point becomes unusable for an artistically legit painting that would allow you to see more spiritual & elevated realities.This painting is hidden in a wardrobe in the attic, beneath some cloth which may have been once a bedsheet. The act of making is repetitive, it’s oppressive. Excessive labour that doesnt allow you to go beyond the V shaped form that you carve again & again & again. Multiple boregasms, a decked out version of contact shame, it feels fucked up like somehow you had something to do with it.Nevertheless we swap war stories with each other while problem solving as a method of learning and as practice, they are work. Beginning with a problem, these shared stories become communal knowledge through a process of intense diagnosis and breakdown. A debt may never be repaid in the end, which may explain why time only goes forward and never backwards...Text by Leon LeubeCurated by Gruppe
Tomasz Skibicki is currently a student of the Sandberg Instituut. His practice revolves around creating tools to deconstruct and reconstruct materials in order to alter the world. Shifting materials beyond concrete states - where something is neither broken nor functional - the objects open up for reconfiguration to reveal themselves as objects with new and surprising possibilities.