Michał Budny (born 1976)
Michał Budny creates sculptures and installations containing numerous utilitarian objects, things which serve humanity and coexist in symbiosis. The artist is interested in the semi-material, delicate existence of his works, which is why he prefers inexpensive, basic materials: he uses cardboard and paper for his artistic reconstructions of objects and phenomena. Budny’s works highlight the strangeness of things around us: they are silent, uncommunicative, and wish to remain inaccessible to us. We see mock-ups, models, and imitations whose principal task is to confirm the uncertainty of existence. Budny’s objects appear to have lives of their own, which the artist observes carefully, and occasionally manages to get close to.