“Warsaw and Budapest have been enchanting with their architecture and bustling streets for centuries and their buildings are silent, constant witnesses of many events in history. If we listen intently to their accounts, we will certainly get to know more than one story. Strolling through the streets of capitals, I constantly note and sketch everything that I consider to be important and interesting. A subjective look at the reality that surrounds me allows me to create my own ‚guide’ through Warsaw and Budapest. Everyone who comes there sees various realities with different consequences. I turn my first impressions into graphics to be able to talk, using the image, about what I saw here.
During my stay in this city, I began to notice many similarities, but also differences between the capitals of two countries; Polish and Hungarian, whose fates continually weaved in the past and were strongly connected with each other by figures and events.
Selected artworks present important places for Poland Regaining Independence. Multiple explosure photography has one very important feature for me; it allows to show one object from many perspectives and to get the impression of movement and continuous passage of time (time is the 4th dimension). Through this the photos gain an additional advantage; some kind of metaphysicality and spirituality, which makes the objects photographed by me not only purely physical.”
Aleksander Czekaj is a student of the Graphics Faculty of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw and Hungarian University of Fine Arts in Budapest. He focuses on typography, printmaking and painting. Actively takes part in variuos art events in his country and abroad. Author of many exhibitions. What mostly fascinates him in art is the matter and the structure of forms. Regardless of the topic he faces, first of all he thinks about the form. Landscape, portrait or human body always is only a pretext for him to express himself and create his own image of reality. The exhibition is a summary of my scholarship exchange under the Erasmus + program at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts.