SCULPTURE

Look at what you can see when
you can see nothing

Paraphrased poem by the poet Paul Valery
Kasylda Łabus-Nawrat

Alojzy Nawrat’s art was always about the search for beauty. The scope in which the artist endeavoured to formulate this vision of beauty was the human figure. His sculpture is a synthesis of meaning, content. It is a risk taken to classify the artistic model according to the concept and vision of the artist. Alek closely observed his models; he observed individuals to better “learn them”, to find his subjective vision of this person. Finally, a form was created, which was the result of his artistic and personal encounter with another human being. Nawrat’s art is an affirmation of life, an affirmation of values which are constructive. It is a negation of the selfish, provocative attitudes that are so widespread in the modern world. Art is an attitude towards life, and partly the responsibility of each person for the state and the meaning of the world. Alojzy’s art primarily deals with the beauty of life. It conveys serenity, optimism, and a belief in the values ​​born out of truth, talent, and healthy mind and imagination. Form is a constant concern for the finesse of his artistic formulations, decisions. The surface of the sculpture is full of beauty under which discrete movements are felt, with concavities and convexities. Here appears the whole symphony of the chiaroscuro in the profiles. This beauty of the surface connects to all the richness of the “internal” life of the sculpture. It signals in an intuitive way its intrinsic value, and seeks to interact with the imagination of the viewer. This art is the opposite of the current trends for the forced excitement, noise, and provocation. These works of art are best experienced in delicate, calm, and serene spaces and environments. These objects do not impose themselves on us. They have their own dignity and sense of worth.

Professor Jan Kucz, 2016 June, Warszawa