Pablo Tomek’s abstract paintings are contemporary and urban forward projections of the abstract expressionism movement. Drawing inspiration from the bustling and sublime streets of Paris, the artist creates highly energetic, ostensibly spontaneous paintings which refer to his large scale outside works and take up on the gesture of erasing.
In LOST PROPERTY, Tomek confronts his paintings with found material, may it be tarps, wood or foam, sandwiched in between two sheets of glass. By displaying objects from the streets in the exhibition space, he composes street treasure, creates sculptural paintings and recontextualises his work and enters a dialogue with the outer world. Small ceramics in the form of sponges – which are the artist’s chosen tool for painting – complete the exhibition and open up another line of thoughts on the artist’s main work.