Piotr Łakomy explores the relationship of sculpture to the human body, architecture, and the en- vironment. Influenced by the rationalism of Le Corbusier and the biomorphism of Frederick Kiesler, the artist uses both organic and industrial materials in his work. Within Lakomy’s structures he regularly folds panels of aluminium honeycomb—a material used in the aerospace and construction industries—in a way that suggests a natural formation. Ostrich eggs often appear in his work, the artist refers to the sphere as a fundamental architectural form and as a shelter for life. Traces of life and death are suggested through the modification of body bags; bags are melted together, while a skeletal frame is left behind by the insertion of bamboo, umbrella and tent poles, speaking of both the body and the built environment.
Piotr Lakomy Born 1983, Poland, Lives and works in Poznan, PL. Recent solo exhibitions include Vessel, Simian, Copenhagen, DK, 2020; Through the Ribs, Frederick Kiesler, Piotr Łakomy, SKALA, Poznań, PL, 2020; Fenix, Avant-Garde Institute, Warsaw, PL, 2019; 3 Inch Giant in Your Bathroom, Centre for Contemporary Art FUTURA , Prague, CZ, 2019; From the Tenth Floor People Seem Smaller, Stereo, Warsaw, PL, 2017;Pale House, Galeria Labirynt, Lublin, PL, 2017; Endless Room, BWA Zielona Góra, PL, 2015. Recent group exhibitions include Metamorphosis. Art in Europe Now, Foundation Cartier, Paris, FR, 2019; Orient, Kim Contemporary Art Center, Riga, Latvia, LV, 2018; Half-Truth, Xawery Dunikowski Museum of Sculpture, Warsaw, PL, 2017; Views Art Prize, Deutsche Bank Foundation Award, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, PL, 2015; Private Settings, MOMA Warsaw, PL, 2014.