Patrycja Domanska

19 Oct 2016 — 14 May 2017 at MAK in Vienna, Austria

11 APRIL 2017
Patrycja Domanska, Exhibition view. Courtesy of Mak
Patrycja Domanska, Exhibition view. Courtesy of Mak

With her solo exhibition Stimuli, the designer Patrycja Domanska provides personal insight into her work methods. In addition to a selection of realized projects, new products will also be seen for the first time. The objects encounter one another in a variety of settings in a display conceived of by the designer. The three-dimensional works are accompanied by representations of the products, which are confronted with “stimuli” and central themes from Domanska’s creative process.

The definition of inspiration is always individual. For Domanska it is a process that takes place in the unconscious mind long before it actually becomes a “tool.” Everyday urban objects can act as “stimuli,” as can nature or images from the Internet. Patrycja Domanska collects, prepares, and revises these visual or haptic stimuli into leitmotifs for her projects by way of abstraction. Lightness, freedom of movement, and modularity are a central ambition in this process.

The exhibition contrasts object and “stimuli” as two independent components of the work of a designer. Visitors are invited to delve into the intimate moment of the creative process and to explore the interplay of everyday stimuli with Domanska’s subjective perception.

The exhibition series Applied Arts. Now aims at creating a platform for contemporary forms of applied arts, and thus providing greater visibility for especially interesting positions of graduates of the University of Applied Arts Vienna living and working in Austria.