Rudolf Polanszky "Eidola"
Since the mid-1970s, Rudolf Polanszky has created a multifaceted oeuvre in a range of media that extends from conceptual film, video, and photography to drawing and painting, sculptural objects, and assemblages. His art is informed by the intentional and even methodical integration of the accidental. Of particular significance is the incorporation of materials that show traces of usage or have been exposed to the elements: they in a sense encourage the artist to abdicate control over the emergence of form and undercut his constructive-creative will.
The solo exhibition of Rudolf Polanszky’s art will showcase a selection of sculptural works and wall pieces from various ensembles to offer insight into the freethinking artist’s theories. Evident throughout will be his play with the inconstancy of assertion—from the abovementioned prime spaces across hyperbolic spaces, foldings, and loops to confusing mirror reflections and negative-positive structures. An artist’s book to be published in conjunction with the exhibition will contain selected writings by Polanszky in facsimiles and transcriptions, complemented by a critical reexamination in today’s perspective.
Rudolf Polanszky, born in Vienna in 1951, lives and works in Vienna.