Issue #28, 2008

Łukasz Skąpski

Łukasz Skąpski studied painting in Cracow. He makes photography, video films, installations, objects and other things. Throughout the 90-ties light and motion (almost imperceptible changing) were subjects (and materials) of his work. The transitional Devices series still pertained to this subjects but conceptually and symbolically was opening a period of Ska¸pski ’s social works. Perfectly made optical instruments were designed to “facilitate spiritual experience”. His latest works move more openly towards social or political issues, expressing his civic concerns. In 2001 he co-founded Azorro Supergroup, which has played a significant role in Polish artistic life being an “institutional critic” with quite an ironic view of the art-world practices. From 2002 Ska¸pski works at the Department of Industrial Design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow. In 2006 obtained PhD at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań.