The waiting room, where a few travelers sat far apart, silent and motionless. Like the creatures in the Nocturama, which had included a strikingly large number of dwarf species—tiny fennec foxes, spring-hares, hamsters—the railway passengers seemed to me somehow miniaturized, whether by the unusual height of the ceiling or because of the gathering dusk, and it was this, I suppose, which prompted the passing thought, nonsensical in itself, that they were the last members of a diminutive race which had perished or had been expelled from its homeland, and that because they alone survived they wore the same sorrowful expression as the creatures in the zoo.
(quot. W.G. Sebald, „Austerlitz", 2001)
Piotr Łakomy was born in Poland in 1983 and lives and works in Poznań. Recent solo exhibitions include: ‘Fenix’, Avant-Garde Institute, Warsaw (2019); ‘3 inch giant in your bathroom’, Centre for Contemporary Art FUTURA, Prague (2019); ‘One Foot Bone Box’, The Sunday Painter, London (2019); ‘From the Tenth Floor People Seem Smaller’, Stereo, Warsaw (2017); ‘Pale House’, Labirynt Gallery, Lublin (2017). Recent group exhibitions include: ‘Metamorphosis. Art In Europe Now’, Foundation Cartier, Paris (2019); ‘Le Bel Été’, Noire, Milan (2018); ‘Orient’, Kim? Contemporary Art Center, Riga (2018); ‘Half-Truth’, Królikarnia, Xawery Dunikowski Museum of Sculpture, Warsaw (2017); ‘Views Art Prize 2015, Deutsche Bank Foundation Award’, Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw (2015).