Marcin Jasik's abstract paintings carry their own visual literacy, which he then reduces through his own aesthetic filter to create a feeling of open spatiality. His canvases emit a sense of lightness in how he utilizes an effortless score of gestures and strokes through a series of applied lines and shapes to create a state of ocular tensions. He builds up his reduced narrative by using thin layers of paint and acrylics to choreograph his own synaptic compositions in his visual pursuit of what’s essential, the essence behind what we see but feel. They represent his pursuit to form a new perspective on how to balance the material world with the spiritual. Jasiks canvases address his basic questions about the nature of human existence. His source for this internal inquiry comes from the Legend of St Francis fresco by Giotto di Bondone from the Basilica of Assisi. Jasik abstracts the basic lines from the scene where St Francis renounces his earthly possessions. He utilizes the horizontal division of St Francis action by combining it with his own interpretation, to create a visual dialogue between the secular (earth) and the sacred (heaven) in his attempt to capture the saint's gesture.
Marcin Jasik (*1990 in Warsaw, Poland) graduated from the Painting Department of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. He took part in several individual and group exhibitions in Poland and abroad. In 2022, he was a finalist for the STRABAG Art Award in Vienna. His works are part of private and institutional collections such as the Svetlik Art Foundation, the STRABAG Artcollection, and the mBank Collection.