Michał Budny (born 1976) works in sculpture, installation and site-specific action. Using simple materials, such as paper and cardboard, he surveys the relationship between the human being and the world of objects, extracting the hidden, poetical dimension of this everyday union. He makes models of phenomena, feelings and terms that have no material form, such as rain, air, voice and light. His works, small and delicate, are peculiarly full of intimacy and tenderness, which makes them special within the context of abstract art.
Budny’s works are part of collections of, among others, the ING Polish Art Foundation in Warsaw, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Kunsthaus in Zurych, FNAC (Fondation National d’Art Contemporain) in Paris and Kunstmuseum in Stuttgart. They were also presented in noted group exhibitions, such as “State Of Life. Polish Art Within A Global Circumstance” at the National Museum in Beijing, “As You Can See. Polish Art Today” and “In The Heart Of The Country” at the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, as well as in a number of solo shows: “Light” at the Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw, “Transfer” at PinchukArtCentre in Kiev, “Apollo” at Johnen Galerie in Berlin, “Ashamed And Shameless” at Nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder Galerie in Vienna, “Primitive” at Nordenhake Galerie in Berlin, and others.