Sculptor, painter, installation and performance artist Edward Krasiński was born in 1925 in what his now Ukraine. He is today considered one of the most important figures of the Polish neo-avant-garde of the 1960s and 70s. While his complex work is close to minimalist and conceptual tendencies, he cannot be ascrobed to either of the two movemements. During the 1950s, Krasiński started off making erotic drawings and paintings, which were published in various art magazines. In 1968, the artist used a strip of blue adhesive tape for the first time: this material was applied to his asymmertric drawings and geometric sculptures, to site-specific installations and was used during happenings. The blue tape became Krasiński’s signature: he considers it a material that ‘repairs, decorates and identifies’: it reduces sculpture to a single line, thus challenging the traditional forms of art and its meanings.
Edward Krasiński’s works are included in important international collections, including MoMA in New York, Tate Modern in London. Some works by Edward Krasiński are shown at Punta della Dogana in the exhibition “Accrochage” (2016).