Solo Show by Janusz Obst
Reception: April 29, 6 - 8 PM
Ashok Jain Gallery is pleased to announce, Wordless Dimension, a solo exhibition of artworks by Janusz Obst at 58 Hester Street. Opening on Wednesday, April 27, the exhibition is the presentation of bas-reliefs.
“I believe in staying true to myself throughout the creative process of wordless expression, regardless of past influences and current trends.”
- Janusz Obst
Janusz Obst is a classically trained artist from Zamosc, Poland, where he was born in 1946. As a young marine, he travelled the world, having spent much of his young adult life in Europe, China, Africa, and India. It was in India where he was captivated by sculpture, and for the last three decades he has focused his work on bas-relief.
Bas-reliefs, traditionally having been painted, give Janusz the opportunity to resurrect his love for this classic art form and marry his passion for sculpture and painting. This methodology allows him to freely build three-dimensional space and to broaden the narrative possibilities within each piece. His art permeates the interaction between the history of civilization, individual fate, current social and community-based issues, and his unfaltering interest in the interpersonal relationships within the context of the modern world. Janusz moved to the United States in 1991, and he currently lives in New York City.
The opening reception for Wordless Dimension will be on Friday, April 29, 2016.