Join artist Andrzej Tarasiuk on Saturday, November 6th, 2021 from 12:00 to 4:00 PM to share thoughts and open dialogues through his current exhibition Broken Trees (September 18 to November 27,2021).
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Andrzej Tarasiuk is a Polish-Canadian artist living in Toronto. After earning a diploma in Drawing and Painting from the Ontario College of Art and Design in 2005, he pursued a variety of projects from street vending to impromptu sculpture-installation. By exploring ways of connecting with people outside traditional art institutions led him to focus on the idea of change. He returned to OCAD University to sharpen his ideas by finishing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2014. During this period he developed an interest in creating work about the human relationship with the environment. He attended two self-directed residencies: Un poco del Chocó – Nature Reserve and Biological Field Station in Ecuador, and Esperanza Verde wildlife and forest conservation project in Peru’s Amazon basin. The residencies had a positive impact on the evolution of his ideas and work. In 2018, he explored “connection(s) between science, art and the natural environment” at LABVERDE, a Brazilian residency in the Amazon rainforest; developing and presenting his work at the Proyecto’acePIRAR residency in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In 2020, he completed and exhibited new work at the Owl Ridge Acres residency in Bancroft, Canada and Corazon residency in La Plata, Argentina. In 2020 with the support of the Ontario Arts Council he installed and documented “Biotic / Mechanic Pump V.2” an immersive video installation at Ed Video Media Arts Centre. In 2022 at RaumArs in Suomi (Finland), he will collaborate with the community developing art about possible futures of the human relationship with nature.
His interest is in the role perception plays in constructing reality and how that reflects on our relationship and understanding of the environment. Looking at our surroundings through the lens of process, his work attempts to connect the visible features of an area with the natural and human processes which give it shape. He strives to convey the dynamic nature of place, not as a collection of individual elements but a complex interrelated network of relationships of which we are a part of.