During the last days in Poland there was a lot of reports about police abusing their authority in the time of quarantine. People are being penalised for simply riding a bike or jogging, even if they’re doing it solo and far from residential areas. This provoked Jarek Kubicki to create a project that would adress this situation in a rather gentle manner, by basing on known artworks, while at the same time allowing him to canalize social frustration.
“I am trying to match the style of adding characters to the style of paintings, but everything I do is creating with the method of digital painting,” he told us.
What do you think about this new situation and how are you experiencing it?
If it wasn’t for the info regarding people getting infected and the death toll, I could say that the quarantine is actually not a bad time. Finally I can stay at home and do the things I like doing the most. Of course this is my opinion after one month, as I am aware that after the next one my feelings can completly take a turn for the worse, with frustration and feeling of loneliness being more and more present.
Jarek had already dealt with the theme of quarantine through a previous series entitled The Faces of Quarantine. He placed the artworks in a new frame, that of the windows, giving them an even more dramatic aspect.
He has told us that it is about loneliness during quarantine: “I wanted make the viewers to feel like they are not alone in their emotions.”