2022 Aleksandra Bartczak – fine art restorer, NATIONAL MUSEUM Warsaw

The working methods adopted by Wodyński require from him absolute attention, organization, logistics and precision at various stages of creation. Both the idea and the process of forming the work as well as the way it will sound on the viewer are important here. The artist usually precedes the multi-stage work with sketches and concepts, physically drawing each element.  However in the artist’s profession there are a number of routine activities that over time can become monotonous and inconvenient for the artist himself. The old masters hired journeymen to make the initial assumptions and even complete the work. Wodyński wants to have a complete influence on the effect of the realization. It’s extremely surprising how easy he switch from one medium to another, the smoothness of this transition and its connection with each other. For this reason, it is difficult to classify its actions unequivocally.
The artist with a subtle sense smuggles elements of painting into the world of installations or video art into the world of sculpture, often synthesizing them in one object. The interdisciplinary nature of Wodyński’s art includes many techniques, from digital, multimedia to classical, based on the secrets of Renaissance and Baroque artists. Expressive sculptures, combined with modern electronics or screens on which video installations are displayed, take the shape of hybrids that define new fields of experimentation. As a consequence of the artist’s work, unique and unrepeatable forms are created that are a condensation of his idea of “the totality of art”, the interpenetration of even its seemingly contradictory areas.