“I am a person that challenges viewers’ expectations around the intersecting spheres of art and life. I focus less on the development of a characteristic style and more on the way in which an activity can itself become a work of art. I am interested in well-crafted interactions, in performances that take endurance or extremity as their point or points of departure, and in objects that have totemic and archival significance. I am always in pursuit of a very specific kind of tension, the tension that comes from the fresh interplay of ideas. For me process is primary because it is where the spirit of inquiry and antagonism flourish.”
Pawel Kruk (1976, Poland) lives and works in Amsterdam. He is currently a resident at Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, 2010–2012. Recent and forthcoming exhibitions include flowerCASTLE, Kasteel Keukenhof (March 28 — May 20, 2012).