Metal sculpture YYBKS

Konrad Wyrebek Metal sculpture YYBKS 80 x 120 x 200 cm
Konrad Wyrebek Metal sculpture YYBKS 80 x 120 x 200 cm

Metal sculpture GRSTV

Konrad Wyrebek Metal sculpture GRSTV 120 x 140 x 180 cm


Trying Vinyl instllation

Konrad Wyrebek, Leif Ritchey, Ryan Estep, Korakrit Arunanondchai, David Ostrowski, Mark Flood, Oscar Murillo, J. Patrick Walsh, Grear Patterson, Christian Rosa, Wyatt Kahn, Eddie Peake, Jacob Kassay, Kasper Sonne, Michael Manning, Jonas Wood, Tauba Auerbach, Dan Colen, Lucien Smith, Sayre Gomez, Landon Metz, Harold Ancart, Joe Bradley, Walead Beshty, Sterling Ruby, Alexander Ruthner, Isaac Brest, Sebastian Black, Alex Hubbard, Ned Vena, Adam McEwen, Matt Sheridan Smith, Artie Vierkant, Ethan Cook, Hugh Scott-Douglas, Konrad Wyrebek, Kour Pour, Nina Beier, Justin Adian, Aaron G. Maikovska, Jean-Baptiste Bernadet, Danh Vo, Dan Rees, Parker Ito, Luke Diiorio, Gabriele De Santis, Kyle Thurman, Alex Israel, Israel Lund, Josh Smith,  Joe Reihsen, Petra Cortright, Nick Darmstaedter, Jeff Elrod, Fredrik Vaerslev, Rashid Johnson, Margo Wolowiec, Emanuel Röhss, Brendan Lynch, AC November Hoibo, Nate Lowman, Rob Pruitt, Konrad Wyrebek, Zak Prekop, Sam Moyer, Mark Flood, Tauba Auerbach, Banksy, Sean Kennedy, Jean-Baptiste Bernadet, Ethan Cook, Lucien Smith, Oscar Murillo, Isaac Brest, Michael Manning, Christian Rosa, Parker Ito, Vic Muniz, Grear Patterson, Ayan Farah, Alex Israel, Kaws, Jacob Kassay, Gabriele De Santis, Artie Vierkant, Israel Lund, Eddie Peake, Nina Beier, Landon Metz, Sebastian Black, Sam Falls, Dan Colen, Adam McEwen, Michael Staniak, Ryan Estep, Korakrit Arunanondchai, David Ostrowski, Nate Lowman, Kasper Sonne, Leo Gabin, Wyatt Kahn, Walead Beshty, Josh Smith, Justin Adian, Chris Succo, Nick Darmstaedter, Jeff Elrod, Kyle Thurman, Alex Hubbard, Dan Rees, Anselm Reyle, Konrad Wyrebek
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Konrad Wyrebek, Leif Ritchey, Ryan Estep, Korakrit Arunanondchai, David Ostrowski, Mark Flood, Oscar Murillo, J. Patrick Walsh, Grear Patterson, Christian Rosa, Wyatt Kahn, Eddie Peake, Jacob Kassay, Kasper Sonne, Michael Manning, Jonas Wood, Tauba Auerbach, Dan Colen, Lucien Smith, Sayre Gomez, Landon Metz, Harold Ancart, Joe Bradley, Walead Beshty, Sterling Ruby, Alexander Ruthner, Isaac Brest, Sebastian Black, Alex Hubbard, Ned Vena, Adam McEwen, Matt Sheridan Smith, Artie Vierkant, Ethan Cook, Hugh Scott-Douglas, Konrad Wyrebek, Kour Pour, Nina Beier, Justin Adian, Aaron G. Maikovska, Jean-Baptiste Bernadet, Danh Vo, Dan Rees, Parker Ito, Luke Diiorio, Gabriele De Santis, Kyle Thurman, Alex Israel, Israel Lund, Josh Smith,  Joe Reihsen, Petra Cortright, Nick Darmstaedter, Jeff Elrod, Fredrik Vaerslev, Rashid Johnson, Margo Wolowiec, Emanuel Röhss, Brendan Lynch, AC November Hoibo, Nate Lowman, Rob Pruitt, Konrad Wyrebek, Zak Prekop, Sam Moyer, Mark Flood, Tauba Auerbach, Banksy, Sean Kennedy, Jean-Baptiste Bernadet, Ethan Cook, Lucien Smith, Oscar Murillo, Isaac Brest, Michael Manning, Christian Rosa, Parker Ito, Vic Muniz, Grear Patterson, Ayan Farah, Alex Israel, Kaws, Jacob Kassay, Gabriele De Santis, Artie Vierkant, Israel Lund, Eddie Peake, Nina Beier, Landon Metz, Sebastian Black, Sam Falls, Dan Colen, Adam McEwen, Michael Staniak, Ryan Estep, Korakrit Arunanondchai, David Ostrowski, Nate Lowman, Kasper Sonne, Leo Gabin, Wyatt Kahn, Walead Beshty, Josh Smith, Justin Adian, Chris Succo, Nick Darmstaedter, Jeff Elrod, Kyle Thurman, Alex Hubbard, Dan Rees, Anselm Reyle, Konrad Wyrebek
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Kaltblut Magazine review

"(...) And there’s another presence across the floor that seems to beckon you closer. Like futuristic power forks, two strikingly sharp steel sculptures by Konrad Wyrebek invite you to touch – if you dare. At once fetishistic and religious, alien and occult, closer inspection of Wyrebek’s YYBKSLAVE reveals strips of gaffer tape hanging from the metal spears."


"(...) Next you notice indentations in the strip of fabric beneath them and you start to think ‘people were here.’ But were these humans praying, or were they hostages bound to the metal?"
 

"(...) A short video fIlmed at the Flesh Reality private view offers some explanation as, awkwardly observed by a teeming crowd, two naked bodies are tied by tape to the sculptures and then, at the end of the evening, released."


"(...) There is the uneasy sense that the figures are simultaneously worshipping and enslaved, passively submitting to their own narcissistic fantasy. The sculptures then have two lives – a before and after. The residue of the piece’s human presence is rendered even more poignant when the documentation is considered too, with its suggestion that you have unearthed a relic from tomorrow."


"(...) It draws your eye back to Sarah Lucas and her intestinal snake in a skin of flesh tone nylon – a malformed piece of inside out life. And beyond this are two powerful paintings by Konrad Wyrebek, Triumverate I and II, that also twist the human form – here with brush strokes that are brilliantly free; alternately washed out and strident. The effect is a poised orgy of monochrome flesh that is somehow withdrawn and undecided – tainted with a bleak futility that no shower will ever shift." by Gerard Woods

Artlyst review

""The most immediately striking piece in the show is by Konrad Wyrebek with his sculpture 'YYBKSLAVE' which explores the idea of personal body obsession as a New Religion."



(...) "During the private view for Flesh Reality, two live models (one of each gender) were blindfolded, undressed and tied onto two steel sculptures that Wyrebek has evolved from the deconstruction of a pentagram. It's a piece that evokes the uneasy relationship between rationality and fanatic belief, and also the consequences that 'perfect body' fanaticism may inflict on a 'believer's' mind and body. Wyrebek also shows two powerful monochrome paintings, 'Triumvirate I and II', that connect visually with Sarah Lucas' 'NUD' sculpture and that, despite their small size, have an energy and sense of nihilism that resonates long after you leave."

YBKSLAVE sculpture activation

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Konrad Wyrebek YBKSLAVE sculpture actication (3h) 2013
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Konrad Wyrebek YBKSLAVE sculpture actication (3h) 2013

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Konrad Wyrebek YBKSLAVE sculpture actication (3h) 2013

Sculpture Activation Video



Live sculpture by Konrad Wyrebek a a part of Flesh Reality show in Point Zero Project space, London.

Polish Cultural Institute

"The works of London based artists Konrad Wyrebek, Sarah Lucas, Matthew Miles and New York based artist Laurie Simmons, explore contemporary notions of the body in the capitalist fantasy."


(...) "Wyrebek's practice is also centered on the bi-phenomena of capitalist fashion and lifestyle consumerism, where building a certain kind of 'standardised' body in the media is treated as a new form of religion. Such a tendency can subsequently result in a submissive and sometimes even masochistic relationship to the manipulating voices of widespread media material."

Huffingtonpost review

"Visualise a kind of living sculpture, half human half metal and picture the scene... Two people walk into a gallery, naked, and are taped to a sculpture for three hours as spectators come and for an East End art opening, the opening of "Flesh Reality" at the Point Zero Project Space, Dalston, London. How do you think you would feel? Uncomfortable? Intimate? Scared? Aroused?"


"(...) exhibition featuring well established and up and coming artists working in with a range of media. If this show is anything to go by, I for one, very much look forward to seeing what they do next." by Amah-Rose McKnight-Abrams

Culture pl review

"As evidenced in the "live sculpture" seen in the video, Wyrebek's practice is focused on the capitalist approach to the body and lifestyle consumerism of contemporary life. The idea of a "standardised" body and its ritualistic representation in the media is part of a tendency to reduce the body to a shallow physical form, bringing on an inherent manipulation."

Hunger Tv review

"The inaugural show at any gallery is important as is sets the tone and the aims for each exhibition to come. Point Zero gallery has therefore made a powerful announcement with its first show Flesh Reality."

Konrad Wyrebek (two oil paintings) and Sarah Lucas (sculpture, courtesy of Sadie Coles HQ),
Konrad Wyrebek (two oil paintings) and Sarah Lucas (sculpture, courtesy of Sadie Coles HQ),

Diane Pernet - A Shaded View

"(...) its private view attended by over 800 gallery goers."


"(...) A live - and naked - performance that 'activated' an alien-esque sculpture piece by Konrad Wyrebek created a charged atmosphere, with the crowds also taking in bold works by the likes of Sarah Lucas, Erwin Wurm, Laurie Simmons."

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WJ Magazine



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4VSrrUV Metal Sculpture and painted bacground

Konrad Wyrebek 4VSrrUV Metal Sculpture 200 x 130 x 140 cm and pained background


Flesh Reality Video Tour



A short tour of Flesh Reality, the debut exhibition at Point Zero project space, London

Flesh Reality at Point Zero Project space, Dalston, London


Erwin Wurm (print, courtesy of Thaddaeus Ropac Salzburg), Konrad Wyrebek (metal sculpture), Matthew Miles (two screen video)


Whitney McVeigh (monoprint), Konrad Wyrebek (metal sculpture), Sarah Lucas(sculpture, courtesy of Sadie Coles HQ), Konrad Wyrebek (two oil paintings)

FLESH REALITY - London

Flesh Reality is the debut exhibition at Point Zero project space. Flesh Reality explores the human relationship with the body and features works by Sarah Lucas, John Isaacs, Konrad Wyrebek, Erwin Wurm, Matthew Miles, Laurie Simmons, Whitney McVeigh, Tatsumi Hijikata, Kiki Smith, Matthew Killick, Hans Bellmer and Jiri Kolar.


Matthew Miles (two screen video), Konrad Wyrebek (metal sculpture), Jiri Kolar (collage), Whitney McVeigh (monoprint), Sarah Lucas (sculpture, courtesy of Sadie Coles HQ) Konrad Wyrebek (two oil paintings), John Isaacs (wax sculpture)
Left to right: Matthew Miles (two screen video), Konrad Wyrebek (metal sculpture), Jiri Kolar (collage), Whitney McVeigh (monoprint), Sarah Lucas (sculpture, courtesy of Sadie Coles HQ) Konrad Wyrebek (two oil paintings), John Isaacs (wax sculpture)



Sarah Lucas (sculpture, courtesy of Sadie Coles HQ), Konrad Wyrebek (two oil paintings), Laurie Simmons (print, courtesy of Wilkinson Gallery), Matthew Miles and Konrad Wyrebek (video), John Issacs (sculpture, courtesy of Aeroplastics Contemporary)
Left to right: Sarah Lucas (sculpture, courtesy of Sadie Coles HQ), Konrad Wyrebek (two oil paintings), Laurie Simmons (print, courtesy of Wilkinson Gallery), Matthew Miles and Konrad Wyrebek (video), John Issacs (sculpture, courtesy of Aeroplastics Contemporary)



Konrad Wyrebek (painting) , John Issacs (sculpture), Laurie Simmons (print, courtesy of Wilkinson Gallery)

Left to right: Konrad Wyrebek (painting) , John Issacs (sculpture), Laurie Simmons (print, courtesy of Wilkinson Gallery)