Michał Jackowski was born on September 14, 1978 in Białystok, Poland. He graduated from the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts in Poland. At the centre of his compositions are people, their spiritual condition, and interpersonal relations. By using timeless, classical aesthetics Michał frames eternal questions that we all need to confront. Antique elements go hand in hand with those lifted from the world of pop-culture to encourage viewers not only to reflect upon themselves but also their connection with the past as well as the here and now.
“The human being is always central to my interests: the values that shape us and the relationships we build with others. By exploring human desires and emotions, many questions about the modern condition intrigue me. I try to answer them through sculpture, at the same time sculpting myself slowly day by day. My main artistic mission is to raise afterthoughts in those who engage with my work. Through art I hope to touch core feelings and stimulate reflection. Classicism is the universal language of art, a timeless code. Pop culture is the very substantial “Here and now”. I work with symbols from both of these traditions. I introduce modern elements into a classical form in order to ask viewers:
Who are you? What relationships do you have with others?
Can you see the person in a human being? See their beauty? Can you experience him or her?
Is your path the one you have chosen?
Do you dare to experience deeply?
Can you truly engage with another person? Can you love?”