Friday, August 13, 2010

big pot by Mateusz Grobelny

This is a huge one by Mateusz. I already have a plan what to do with it. Maybe it will be done over the weekend. I will report.

15 comments:

Nik Rozman said...

Don't do anything stupid with it ;)

Nik

Walter Pall said...

Oh well Nick, I will plant my famous big Japanese maple, the 'Aurora' in it. Probably.
WP

Andrija Zokic said...

O Nik... Please go and learn mathematics. Maybe art is not for you.

Walter Pall said...

Andrija,
don't say such things! I need Nick as contrarian indicator. Whenever he really likes something that I did I know that I am on the wrong way.
WP

Nik Rozman said...

Look's like all of you are against me... I don't know why, if I say you're doing a good job, you would be doing it wrong. I'm just expressing my opinion and if you wouldn't like it you could just delate it. It's this simple.
Don't get me wrong, I don't want to argue with anyone.

Nik

Nik Rozman said...

Oh, and Andrija. As you can see the ;) smily in my first comment in this post, you could tell from it that I wasn't totaly serious at what I wrote.

Nik

Miha Oberstar said...

There is sth obout WP. But Andrija, there are also other very good bonsai artists. I have a feeling that you don't really see it. It's ok to love WP, we all do.. but it's not Everything that he touches worth of looving. There are also things that look bad. BTW this pot looks really good!! The first one that I like from Mateusz.

zopf said...

Hallo Walter
Wenn diese Schale zu verkaufen ist,
könntest Du mir über BFF-Pn den Preis mitteilen.
mfG Dieter

Walter Pall said...

Dieter, good taste! Not for sale. sorry
WP

Andrija Zokic said...

@Nik,
I am not against you, and I can see that you are not serious. But I cannot overlook your ignorance, and your aim to stay like that. What I have written before is just my friendly gesture to help you. Now I see that it bothers you, so I’ll stop, and sorry. After 8 years of my art education I suppose I can write this. Do you know that first impressionist and expressionist etc. at that time their work were considered repulsive from majority. Do you know that today most of people admire to those trends? Most people cry for past times.
Do you think that Walter don’t know in which pot to put tree, to attain your admiration? Almost any bonsais after few stupid courses knows what “perfect” pot is, it is all about few details. That has become boring and predictive. True artist can’t stand it. Is everything learned after few beginner courses, and few sites and forums read? Is exploring finished after that? My opinion is that it is beginning, not the end.
Nik, I have seen your blog, and Oleander that you have stolen to your mother. I don’t think that it is art, but it is one good way of thinking. Searching is appreciated. That is what we bonsaists have to aspire.

@Miha,
I don’t think that WP is only bonsai artist in world, and thanks God for that. I don’t want to put links here, but you can find some of my posts on HBF or IBC, and you will see that I admire also to some other bonsaists … but those are not only people that I appreciate. Matija Triglav is one of them, and I do not know have I mentioned him somewhere.

Many things more can be written on this subject, but it is enough for beginning. :)

Nik Rozman said...

Waw Andrija, what an article you wrote =)
Walter is searching a new way of bonsai art I think and it doesn't bother me at all. Mr. Walter, do as you like, I am noone to tell anyone how he should do something.
By the way, Andrija. Also I am 8 years in bonsai art now...

Nik

Andrija Zokic said...

Nik,
I didn't count first 10 years when my parents, friends and teacher were telling me that I am talented for art, because it wasn't art what I was doing. Also I didn't counted 7 years after graduation.
Not all musicians, painters or bonsaist are by automatism artists. They work could be of good quality, but it doesn't mean that they are artists. Bonsai people hardly understand this, as I can see.

Pawel Piekarczyk said...

Hi everybody,
You should know that Mateusz is not bonsaist and doesn't make anything with trees or plants. He is sculptor and potter and interested only in clay. He makes bonsai pots from few months. He didn't ever see how good bonsai looks. But he fast understood when I was talking about naturalistic creations. He was like "tabula rasa"(lat.) so it wasn't difficult to join my visions with his skills. I always wanted to find artist who can make pot looks like stone or part of ground (land). And I got it! I am very happy with the progression in our cooperation. I think it's not yet what we want create. We are still looking more shapes, more glaze effects and more alternative solutions which will change European bonsai. I hope it will help all of artists to find them own ways,and to everybody have sth different in gardens. And I am sure that pot is not only container for tree, it can be something more. These unshapely pots can show creations which talk much more about scenery, story about tree, than Japanese pots still in the same shapes and colors. If we want to make art we have to find new creations. If not, it is only craft.
Greetings from Poland,
Pawel Piekarczyk

Michael said...

If either Pawel or Walter have any photos of Mateusz creating these amazingly intricate pieces, I imagine I'm not the only one curious to see them.

Pawel Piekarczyk said...

Michael,
If you want to learn techniques of making pottery like this you don't need photos from studio. Maybe in the future Mateusz will hold workshops.
Pawel Piekarczyk