Jarosław Kozłowski (born 1945 in Srem, Poland) is one of the most important representatives of the conceptual movement in Polish art. His works consist chiefly of installations that incorporate media such as drawings, light, sound, photography, and objects. His practice is marked by a critical-analytical discourse with art and the mechanisms of perception, self-reflection, and the relationship between meaning and context.
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About the artwork
In Rhetorical Figures, Kozlowski confronts themes of rhetoric, irony, and vocabulary by extracting words from public discussions and the media, and recontextualizes them into streaming text on a LED sign too short to read in full. The sign rips the text from its meaning converting it instead into mindless parade of "word-pictures". By combining various information carriers, newspapers and neon boards, Kozlowski points to the noise of media transmission and connection of media with power and politics.