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Honza Zamojski, Matematyka (Gra) (Mathematics [The Game]), 2011, seven collages from pages of the book 50 gier na kolorowych planszach (50 Games On Color Boards), aluminum frames, each 21 x 21 x 2 3/4".

Honza Zamojski

Leto Gallery

Honza Zamojski, Matematyka (Gra) (Mathematics [The Game]), 2011, seven collages from pages of the book 50 gier na kolorowych planszach (50 Games On Color Boards), aluminum frames, each 21 x 21 x 2 3/4".

Honza Zamojski is among the artists nominated this year for the prestigious Spojrzenia award from Deutsche Bank and the Zaçheta National Gallery of Art in Warsaw, intended to showcase emerging artists. For his recent show “Me, Myself & I,” he filled the exhibition space with drawings, photographs, and found objects, which were all presented as components of the self. In a pile of drawings titled Rośnięcie to strata czasu (Growing Is a Waste of Time), 2011, and Człowiek-drzewo (Human-tree), 2011, drawn on a massive roll of cardboard, he abstracts the features of a face into a basic graphic substitute: three circles for the eyes and mouth, a straight line for the nose.

“What constitutes a face?” is the opening question of the text accompanying the show, which was written by Ajay Kurian, an artist and curator based in New York. Kurian proposes that the contours of one’s face are shaped

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