International Art Exhibition with ARTOZE

I have received a personal invitation to submit some of my recent pieces to an international exhibition organised by Artoze. I was a featured artist in the last edition of their magazine. I was very touched to be recognised and invited again:

‘Dear Pav,

Hope you’re doing great! 
It’s my pleasure to e-meet you and introduce you to this amazing opportunity that could be an interest for you and your beloved ones to let the creativity be showcased on an International Platform.’

I have spent the whole morning preparing relevant information and refining my artist statement. At the moment, I am ready to submit 12 paintings to be included in this show.

I have included a screenshot of the confirmation email below:

‘From A Distant New York’ – International Screening and Conference

I have been invited to participate in a fascinating international interactive screening of the film “The World Before Your Feet” and conference event. It was organised by ATÖLYE, Dubai’s Creative Hub, in partnership with Palmwood, American Film Showcase and the US Consulate in Dubai.

There are 8,000 miles of roads and paths in New York City and for the past six years Matt Green has been walking them all—every street, park, cemetery, beach, and bridge.

Executive produced by Oscar nominee Jesse Eisenberg and directed by Jeremy Workman, “The World Before Your Feet” is a tribute to an endlessly fascinating city and the freedom to be found, wherever you live, in simply taking a walk.

The team of filmmaker experts were presents:

I am very excited to take part in this amazing venture, which was attended by filmmaker Jeremy Workman, executive producer Jesse Eisenberg and the wanderer himself Matt Green. All live conversations were moderated by Emirati filmmaker Amal Al Agroobi.

A screenshot of a thank you email is below:

MNDBAR Workshops

I have been invited by a leading design agency in Dubai called ATÖLYE to take part in 5 prestigious workshops. The aim of this venture is to explore the mind in order to develop new and innovative ideas. I am thrilled to network again with creative individuals from all-over-the-world.

June 1: INTRO TO MNDBARAn introduction to the MNDBAR mind-fitness approach and the ‘Possibilities Mindset’.

June 8: MIND CONNECTA strengthening session to understand how the mind works and how we can connect to clear thinking by setting priorities.

June 15: MIND PRESENCEAn endurance session to practice making space in our thinking for listening, responding, and engaging more effectively.

June 22: MIND SHIFTA flexibility session in which shifting perspectives can lead to new and innovative opportunities.

June 29: MIND ACTIONA mobility session where experimentation and play begin to build ideas into new realities.

About MNDBAR
MNDBAR sets out to help individuals cultivate their ’Possibilities Mindset’. Through a series of mind-fitness experiences, participants build their capacity for clear thinking & innovative problem solving. As the future accelerates, this mindset is imperative for optimised performance & greater impact in the workplace.

About ATÖLYE
ATÖLYE is a community-powered creative services organisation that brings together a strategic design studio, creative hub, and learning academy in one. With hubs in Istanbul and most recently Dubai, ATÖLYE creates a fertile environment for individuals and organisations, who want to create together, for the better. 

Artoze.Global – Featured Artist

I am absolutely thrilled for my work to be selected to be printed in June’s edition of the Artoze.Global magazine. I am also published as a featured artist.

ArtMaze Mag Submission.

I have composed a long summary of my achievements and practice. The purpose of this was to create a submission for the ArtMaze Mag. I have attached a confirmation screenshot below:

Altiba9 International Exhibition.

I have submitted my work to the prestigious Altiba9 international exhibition. I have also composed a new portfolio saved as a PDF file, especially for this purpose.

I have attached a screenshot of the email below:

Emirates News Agency – Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, Art Dubai Group conclude Dubai Ideathon

DUBAI, 15th April, 2020 (WAM) — The Dubai Culture and Arts Authority and Art Dubai Group have concluded the Dubai Ideathon.

The workshop sessions, held recently, brought together international experts from different fields, all working collectively to find solutions.

Beginning on the 22nd of March, the initiative began with online workshops where 70 members of Dubai’s cultural SME’s and freelancers came together to identify the primary challenges facing the local creative community, from which list of challenges was put together.

On the 31st of March,…
— Read on wam.ae/en/details/1395302836894

Call for Digital Artist Residency

My submission is as follows:

Thank you for creating this exciting opportunity for artists during a time of global crisis.

Isolation format does not support the creative community. People with imagination and exciting ideas strive in the environment of collaboration and bouncing ideas of each other. They need to be bombarded with stimulus to allow them to formulate new and deeply reflective responses.

I have spent my life travelling to the most distant places (currently 99 countries).  My creative intention is to observe people, who are suspended in the vacuum of waiting. Perhaps, the best distraction from this process is to focus on entrapment in hypnotic repetition.  Interaction with people, interviewing them, drawing and photographing allow me to establish a unique sense of rapport and cohesion.  After all, we are traveling through space on a piece of rock through space. 

Recently, I have started to use a washing machine and the process of washing as a metaphor for cleansing and erasing.  A bizarre process of an OCD-like sterilisation and removing images from their existence on canvas.

Therefore, I propose to interview a selection of people from the streets in a one-mile radius of your physical gallery space at 87 Princes Avenue, Hull, HU5 3PQ.

Perhaps, with your help, I would identify a number of possible individuals and contact them via Skype.

Following online interviews and photography, I would create a number of paintings to evidence the hypnotic repetition of waiting for the end of lockdown.

Video recordings of the washing of these canvases would become ready for submission as digital projections.

Erasing memories of isolation.

Many thanks

Pav Szymanski

Current research issue – Waiting: Hypnotic Repetition

Through my projects I feel that I discover my inner fears, longings and re-evaluate my uncertainties. My work seems to be an attempt to explore and question by metaphorical presentation my response to the hidden truths of the world. The essence of the value of these works is in their inherent meaning and an atmosphere, which manifests itself in the dusk of the space portrayed, thus the light may appear, where the hue of colour fulfils clarity and sounds with harmonious melody.

https://hypnoticrepetition.com/

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