Michał Budny

born 1976 in Leszno, Poland,
lives and works in Warsaw, Poland.

Budny's main media are sculpture and installation. He employs easily accessible, cheap materials: cardboard, coloured paper, plastic dust sheets and sticky tape. 

Artist's works in the collection

With his modest objects, Michał Budny addresses non-material phenomena: light flooding in through the window, the acoustics of an interior or mirror reflections, but also emotional states such as frustration or longing. His site- specific interventions subtly dovetail with the architecture of the gallery; they remain borderline visible, merging with the floors, walls and ceilings. The objects presented at the exhi- bition simulate natural processes; in this instance, blocks of melting ice.The artist constructs the model of a phenomenon: a transition from the solid to the liquid state, the relationship of the warm and the cold, the dry with the wet. Budny’s works draw attention to the alien quality of the objects that surround us; they are mute, they do not communicate and remain inaccessible to our cognition. With these models and devices, the artist aims to enhance our uncertainty in assessing what exactly it is that we are looking at or what our relationships are with our surroundings. 

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