2 years ago Jarek Iwanicki started this Polish
Gallery. He invited his friends to make exhibitions. ‘Just begin
and see where it ends' An open mind and a lot of energy made things,
like this Gallery, possible. A year ago I joined him. I suppose
we are a good team now.
Jarek, in this exhibition,
your first, you are Sjark Iwanix, with an X. You told me how you
want to stand in life, you say: A dog doesn't bite the hand that
feeds it. You want to be independent and free, not controlled by
anything or anyone. You want to bite like a shark which is superior
to the dog's bite. Your strategy is to fight Ikea disguised as a
harmless goldfish! Ikea, that symbolizes the mediocrity of our times.
I thought, Jarek,
you are a Don Quichotte struggling with windmills, a fight he never
won. For sure, Ikea will not notice you, because you are a little
Polish chicken! How can you fight against them? But what if Sjark
Iwanix is not Don Quichotte but Cervantes himself, the writer? Then
things become more clear, because Cervantes created Don Qiuchotte
as an idea! A true artist. Jarek, follow his example!
exhibition is also an idea, a concept. Rebel with a cause
and against all odds, Sjark Iwanix starts his battle here and now.
In the near future, Ikea will think things over, and ask themselves
where it all went wrong. They will find out their trouble started
in this Polish Gallery where Sjark Iwanix began his Ikea-concurrenz
project. He is like the butterfly in the Fermat theory; Now it is
only flapping it's tiny wings but in the future it will cause a
raging storm. Ikea, you are warned.
Dear guests, enjoy the art, you can buy almost
everything here. Be generous to the Sjark, At this moment he is
still harmless and his work is cheap.
from opening exhibition "ikEaConcuRRentie"
Verbrugge and Sjark Iwanix