Semi-transparent concrete in sculpture
Application of semi-transparent concrete in sculpture (since 2006)
I received a grant from Art Council England – North East to visit Academy of Technology in Cracow and learn about semi-transparent concrete developed there. Because I was the first artist who was interested in using the material, scientists from the Academy of Technology (Dr. Kijowski, Mr Kijowski, Dr. Gawlicki) started a research on how to adapt the concrete to my requirements and my designs.
Semi-transparent concrete S(He) Nike; Photographed by Tim Adams
Goshka Bialek, Hammock, 2006, Cracow, Poland
The sculpture was commissioned by Polish Concrete Ltd and Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts
I was invited by Rector of Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts to attend a conference and workshops “Working with concrete” organised by Academy of Technology, Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts, Architecture Department Jagiellonian University in Cracow (Poland), and Polish Cement Ltd Company. The workshop concluded with an exhibition of public sculptures made at the Jan Matejko Academia’s workshops. The conference explored the use of concrete in sculpture and architecture. At my request, Polish engineers have developed for me a new technology of producing semi-transparent concrete, which was applied in my works during the workshops and was presented during the conference.
Please see the catalogue: Concrete in Sculpture and Architecture, Workshops with concrete – “Natura Betonu – Siedzisko” 2006: https://architekturabetonowa.pl/warsztaty-betonowe/1758/2006-3