• Łukasz Jastrubczak, The Prospect of Defeat, 2013
  • Łukasz Jastrubczak, The Prospect of Defeat, 2013

Łukasz Jastrubczak (born in 1984 in Zielona Góra) is an artist who creates videos and objects. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice. In the Spojrzenia 2013 contest he was recognised as the most interesting Polish artist under 35 years of age. Jastrubczak draws on the mythology of the 20th century art and cinema. He created happenings, drawings, extended in time actions involving objects, staged scenes from non-existent films, created books, kinetic sculptures and films on 16 mm film stock. The artist's latest film, “Perspective of Failure” (2013), shot in Florence, intertwines the most important threads of his work: investigation, travel, art history, geometry and disturbances of perception. The film was shot in two historical places: the Basilica of San Miniato al Monte (known from the legend of St. Miniato, who after his martyrdom wandered with his own cut off head, but also appearing in the 1976 film Obsession by Brian de Palma, inspired by Hitchcock’s Vertigo) and Palazzo Vecchio (where unsuccessful frescoes by Leonardo da Vinci are painted over with layers of paint).


Year: 2013
Medium: video
Format: 4:28

Acquisition: purchase
Ownership form: collection
Source: Łukasz Jasturbczak
Index: MSN:4300-7/2014
Acquisition date:
Financing source: Purchased with the support of Ministry of Culture and National Heritage

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