There is an extraordinary briskness in Wroclaw, Poland. Someone is colorizing the empty streets, the dead ends, and the spiritless empty buildings of the city, attributing new meanings to them. Maybe heavier meanings that the distorted buildings can bear... He is a painter. The desolate locations of Poland are now in his hands. Nobody is complaining about a rebellious style that came from a street corner.
A THREE-DIMENTIONED DEAD-END STREET PROTEST
When he mentions about it, the Polish designer Krystian Czaplicki analogizes his three-dimensioned graffiti project named Truth tag with a mixture. The artist applied the abstract forms, he designed by being inspired from the deconstructive architecture, minimalist art, and the wild mushrooms, usually to the empty buildings, industrial structures, and exterior of the houses located in the South of Poland. As an industrial designation student, Czaplicki says “ I am making something between art, design, street art, and architecture just like what a DJ makes with discs.” “I aim to change the context of traditional art, but these are also the mixture of the existing old movies.”
Czaplicki, also known as Truth, after 7 years passed with drawing graffiti on walls, decided to move away from the traditional materials. For first time, he drawn mushroom-like forms with white polystyrene by using unusual materials.
He said “I feel like I am reviving the nature and city relation.” “I was influenced by the forms of Russian Constructivists such as Donald Judd and Malevich; my style was somewhat based on creating sculpture, and changing the context. These look like city mushrooms; a natural component of city. I can change a building completely, but usually these are not more than small symbols.”
Its longevity might be two years, even three years. Czaplicki says that it depends on at what height it had been done. He thinks the three-dimensioned graffities damage to the city less than the two-dimensioned ones do, because they can be easily erased.”
Urbanirony is another project of the artist, Czaplicki. The young designer, attracted attentions for the first time with the moss-like, three-dimensioned graffities drawn to the exteriors of the buildings in Wroclaw where the artist was born, has already gripped the attention of the art communities. Czaplicki also involved in a project prepared under the curatorship of Piotr Stasiowsky for Wroclaw Modern Arts Gallery; a series of vermilion punctuation mark –architectural fragments, stains, and trash masses- revealing the dowdy parts of the city. “Truth usurps the rights of the fragments of the city and depicts them with his own instruments” said Stasiowski. Brackets, question marks, and asterikses, by retreating from abstract and random tags, have a narrative and communicative approach.