Paweł GrzelakSymplasma: Experiment —  Imperfections

Opening Event
Tuesday 21st February
6 - 8pm: Reception evening

On View
22 - 27 Feb 2023
4 Cromwell Place, South Kensington
London SW7 2JE

Alive, yet static. Symplasma, also known as glass sponges, are the oldest living organisms on Earth. Their core, created from silica, is both rigid but also very brittle, making them easily damaged by human seafloor activity.

The artist explores the unexpected results of preserving Symplasma by creating ideal living conditions for them in the lab. The lack of struggle for food and the absence of adversaries encourages each specimen to grow freely. In isolation, they achieve a variety of forms, limited only by the space available.

Experiment is the first of a number of Symplasma series. Other peculiarities of the phylum will be explored in subsequent series.

Pawel Grzelak, *Symplasma: Experiment*, *Symplasma O*, 2023

Pawel Grzelak, Symplasma: Experiment, Symplasma O, 2023

Pawel Grzelak, *Symplasma: Experiment*, *Symplasma J*, 2023

Pawel Grzelak, Symplasma: Experiment, Symplasma J, 2023

Pawel Grzelak, *Symplasma: Experiment*, *Symplasma N*, 2023

Pawel Grzelak, Symplasma: Experiment, Symplasma N, 2023

Symplasma: Experiment* is part of the group exhibition Imperfections.


Paweł Grzelak

Paweł Grzelak is a 3D artist specializing in procedural, generative, and code-based art. With a passion for creating mesmerizing animations that blur the lines between reality and imagination, Paweł combines different characteristics from flora and fauna to bring his own unique creations to life. Drawing inspiration from the strange and wondrous creatures of the underwater world, mushrooms...
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