Fed by personal experiences, Kinga Jaczewska became fascinated by the literal and figurative meaning of grey within the Western context. She grew interested in the defaults of grey within capitalistic culture, various poetics which come with it as well as its relationship and dependence on expression and colour which she explored in her earlier works such as Grey, Time It Takes or Gabriel.
This time, with BRUT, Jaczewska dares to start from more personal and therefore more literal starting point then previously – Brutalism. Brutalism as an architectural genre but also as a social system and ideology that it once represented and which contrasts with the questionable glare of today’s capitalism.
With focus on functionality, intentional simplicity and radical approach to form and minimalist constructions which Jaczewska borrows from the Brutalist ideology, BRUT explores the relations between the individual and the collective, between expressionism and béton brut and between constraint and freedom. While refusing to represent and by allowing the ordinary to take a centre stage, Jaczewska aims to question her own understanding of the spectacular.