Mateusz Choróbski received a bachelor’s degree in photography from the University of Arts in Poznań (2011) and a master’s degree in media arts from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw (2013). He achieved further expertise in multimedia during the period between 2011 and 2013 thanks to the inter-university cooperation between his home institute and the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw.
In his artistic undertakings, Mateusz Choróbski tests various ranges and scales of artistic expression: from short films to complex arrangements in gallery spaces, or contextual activities in public spaces. A significant aspect of his work is awareness of the relationship: picture viewer space, which is evident in the themes explored by him and influences the specific nature of his creativity.
“When I’m thinking about a work, I try to create structures with many layers of meaning, which require concentrating for a longer while. Recently, I’ve been turning towards raw materials in an attempt to situate them within a specific concept by tapping into their properties and meanings – to reach the essence through a reduction and exploration of the material. I’m not interested in simple answers; there are already too many such formal solutions around. I prefer to stop and catch my breath in my encounters with works or architecture”.
“Art is meaningful when it makes language helpless and presents works that speak to you, you can understand and experience them, but still you find yourself all alone. That’s when art works, and that’s when it stops being a mere conceptual commentary in the form of an artistic statement, but enters a territory that I’m unable to name.”
Photographs and text courtesy of the artist.