LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
A graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. He lives in Poznań.
Marek Kozera's works poetically explore a new theme: Thing-beyond-thingness? Every entity as unspeakably existing. Poetry opens up a new way of seeing.
Combining digital art, the mystical metaphor of taste, savoring, and „zero-shot-learning” algorithms, Kozera reveals the invisible by materializing the imperceptible.
„Taste of reality” becomes a state in his art.
He is interested in approximating entities (such as 'zero-shot-learning' algorithms and photographs) and situations that allow them to exist, act, and develop without reducing them to linguistic dimensions
He uses photography as paint to represent spatiality and materiality.
He is interested in the painterly gesture of transforming pixels into organic form through an algorithm, and in the selection and categorization of photo collections using 2D photogram segmentation, 3D cloud point reconstruction, and multi-point stereoscopy.
The project grows out of the Buddhist idea of Suniata (empty space), where thought and objects do not meet (Pai-chang). To appreciate the potential of things, the artist tries to see them as they are. He observes, archives photographs, applies an algorithm and "speaks" to the soul. This way of seeing facts allows the artist's works to explore "Thing-beyond-thingness?". It allows viewers, observers, and archivists alike to 'taste' and experience - to "savor" the work together. The photograph is printed in space (physically injected) on resin or polyamide. The injection corresponds to the activity of collecting traces from photos in the archive. This is done by an algorithm.
The aim is to look at things from a new, poetic perspective, to see their meaning, potential and usefulness.
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