Xawery Wolski, moon cathedral, 2009, zinc, bronze, installation variable size
Xawery Wolski was growing up in Poland during the Communist Party's occupation and has left the isolation of his country in 1982 to study in Paris and New York. Through his father, who worked as a biologist he developed a strong relation to nature and his love for organic materials, that later became the main inspiration for his art work.
Xawery Worlki's predecessor's in minimal sculpture, as Brancusi, Judd, Morris, confirm his effort to be guided by the simplest organic materials and reduced forms. Even sculptures in bronze are often covered with a patina of matte white, abstracting them into a prime, pristine posture of eternal esthetics.
Wolski's works are metaphors and illustrate the continuity and beauty of form and life. In his work seeds and water drops play a central role, as they contain essential meaning: birth, dead and the return to life. Repetition and chains are other important elements to deepen the meaning of his work, similar to a mantra, ritualistic and meditative. His sculptures are often remembering a exhumed fossil, the basic skeletal structure of nature - bones, shells, seeds, cocoons, drips, stones - that represent the essence of life.
The use organic material for Xawery not only is a homage to nature but a way to connect with the metaphor of continuation, cycles of earth's history.