The old truism that the anticipation of something is better than the actual thing, comes into realization in Jarek Puczel‘s Lovers. The actual moment of interaction is left in a swirl of pale pink oil-based paint. It’s a piece that comes to completion in the experience of the viewer. The audience sees the edges of the bodies touch, their mouths opening up and the sweet emotion of a kiss exchanged. The artist anticipates an event through the painting that is realized in the observer.
These are minimal paintings, Jarek Puczel refers to these works as “abandoning the developed form”. And it reminds me of the Inez van Lamsweerde classic: Me Kissing Vinoodh (Passionately).