loop of Henle

oil on canvas, resin, 170 x 160cm, 2019

Can a pill have a crush on a "snake"? How can crystal powder work? How should you take care of a golden tooth? How do you remove wax from your ear? Marcin Janusz is trying to answer all these questions by presenting his works at the exhibition "I use a verified syrup" („Ja używam sprawdzonego syropu”). The Artist continues the topic of presenting imaginary physiological processes in the human body, and thus, "in a sense", leads to their mutation. His works start spawning forms resembling sensory organs, giant kidneys or other body parts that remain hidden in everyday life. This mutation couldn't have taken place without an additional element: the omnipresent and "omniswallowed" vital life and dietary supplements. They - and especially their illusory effects on the customers - became an inspiration for the Artist. The works displayed

at the exhibition reveal the true face of supplements that delude people with empty promises of improving their lives in all possible aspects.
 

view of the exhibition I use a verified syrup, Nanazenit Gallery, Warsaw, 2019, Poland

Marcin Janusz creates a distinct aesthetics that can have the effect of

an energy drink. Intense, strongly contrasted colours are combined with materials surpassing classical painting. The use of non-conventional materials and formal solutions is characteristic for Janusz. Some of his works balance on the verge between painting and sculpture. The structure of crushed lead glass looks like stimulating powder, and the key words interwoven into some of the works provide a commentary to the topic

of the exhibition. The "verified syrup" from the show's name is a dominating medium of expression, causing paintings and objects to drip saliva, flex, and dribble onto the floor.

the capsule

mix media: resin, filler, acrylic paint, oil paint, silicon, lacquer, 50 x 50 x 70cm, 2019

the tongue

oil on canvas, resin, 70 x 50cm, 2018

honey in the ear

mix media: resin, filler, acrylic paint, oil paint, lacquer, 40 x 30 x 15cm, 2019

mineral

oil on canvas, resin, 170 x 140cm, 2019

view of the exhibition I use a verified syrup, Nanazenit Gallery, Warsaw, 2019, Poland

lipids

oil on canvas, resin, 170 x 160cm, 2019

a tube of crystal toothpaste for golden teeth

mix media: resin, filler, acrylic paint, oil paint, gold, lacquer, cristal glass, 58 x45 x 25cm, 2019

suplement

oil on canvas, resin, 160 x 150cm, 2019

view of the exhibition I use a verified syrup, Nanazenit Gallery, Warsaw, 2019, Poland

increase of the pressure

oil on canvas, resin, 170 x 150cm, 2019

view of the exhibition I use a verified syrup, Nanazenit Gallery, Warsaw, 2019, Poland

the foutain

oil on canvas, resin, 80 x 60cm, 2019