Štefan Papčo’s work is closely connected to his main interest in a nature and land.

He transformed own boyish adoration of rock-climbers’ heroic performance into a reality, in which the obsession with a climbing became a natural part of his life and work, and we are able to recognize it in topics and visual side of his works. The concept of exhibition was supported by natural gravity of banal objects which are integral part of climbers gear. Author was amazed by the form of a falling t-shirt that climber dropped during the rising up. Freely falling object in a space loses its original form, thus became abstract and forms a metaphor of time, captures a move and defines the direction of a fall. Falling t-shirt also emphasize climbers’ balance on a very thin line. Author transforms this motion and almost amorphous objects into wood sculptures. He uses similar deformation to transform real objects, which are part of the new cycle All good things… (sleeping bag, t-shirt, trousers and jacket). He is not interested in real prefigure of objects, but he emphasizes their motion possibilities, despite the static predisposition. Complex sculpture installation captures the moment in which all objects fall in the different direction, defining and creating an abstract territory in a gallery space. Gravitation as a law of nature negates the presumption that Papčo is not interested in a series of land-inspired works.

Michal Stolárik

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