Remi Jablecki’s practice focuses on painting, drawing, sculpture, and installation, predominantly concentrating on canvas painting. Coming from Poland to live, grow and study in Edinburgh brings unique traditions, perspective, and experience to his visual language.
Inspired by the practice of gardening and Polish heritage, his developed works draw attention to queer bodies and the relationship between gardening, labour practice, land, and queerness. Through multidisciplinary approaches, it takes various forms, often using storytelling and theatrical qualities with narratives drawn from the vegetable garden and engagement with agriculture. It explores queer refuge and care for plants, while raising parallels between weeds, queerness, and our society. Jablecki ‘s abstracted compositions with sharp graphic motifs represent fragilities, difficulties, and the dependencies of life. The large-scale paintings focus on mark-making, contrast, and relation of colours, while celebrating the painting process. He looks back to his roots and proudly uses his Polish experience, memoires and manners. Remi establishes the rich and tangible relationship between growing, giving and maturing, translating this to contemporary dilemmas of equality, sharing the land, and belonging.