The Magnetic Sculptures project is a series of overscaled black-and-white photographs depicting sculptures made of tiny magnets. Recalling the tone and proportion of Brassaï’s famous portfolio Les Sculptures de Picasso, Zamojski’s shadowy monuments also invoke the unrealized forms of constructivist architecture. The magnetized compositions become stand-ins for both the human figure and its built constructions. Employing the simplest of materials to explore what he terms “the nonsensical nuances of reality,” Zamojski aims to challenge the “traditional opposition between spirituality and materialism” through a sculptural medium that holds its form precisely through the energy that courses through it. Playful and direct, the work manifests a paradox: reaching towards the sky, the magnetic towers are simultaneously bound forever inward, twisting and malforming to accommodate their many magnetic poles.
Honza Zamojski (b. 1981) Graduate of the University of Arts in Poznań. Artist, designer, book publisher and curator who draws upon a broad range of media and artistic practice, from illustration and illustrative sculptures to infographics inspired by corporate communications and poetic word games. This variety reflects the spectrum of Zamojski’s interests, founded upon a utopian desire to put the world into an order he can make sense of. Elements that may appear disparate at first are united through their simplicity of form, punctuated by a sense of humour and irony. Honza Zamojski has authored more than a dozen books, alongside his original lecture series “How It’s Made”, presented at the Centre Pompidou, MoMA Library and Printed Matter New York. He lives and works in Poznań; he collaborates with Warsaw’s LETO Gallery.