Gregory Polony

FACE/OFF, 2016, Each poster 68.5 x 100 cm, dimensions variable Movie posters washed out with acetone

Gregory Polony (*1984) was born in Payerne and lives and works in Zurich. He has received a Bachelor in Fine Arts at the Zurich University of the Arts in 2010. Polony’s work was on display at Museum Haus Konstruktiv Zurich, Van Eyck Open Studios Maastricht and Hermann Germann Contemporary Zurich. In 2011 he was selected for the Kiefer Hablitzel Prize.

Base Erosion/Personality Shifts, 2016, Dimensions variable. Custom made garments, various fabrics and materials, uncoated steel

SAA: What fosters art?

GP: Definitely not having to work full time in a regular job, certainly not living in a permanent state of anxiety or emergency, and surely not by caring only about yourself, but at the same time, certainly not having it all neither.

SAA: Who is supporting you?

Inner Transactions, 2016, 60 x 45 x 8 cm Aluminum, plastic, rubber paint

SAA: Does financial support expand creativity?

GP: With 25‘000 CHF some might help other people, some might stop worrying, some might buy luxury fashion garments, some might invest in their work, some might pay for their studies, others might travel for a long time, and some might even spend it all on drugs.

SAA: Must art be sellable?
GP: Who cares, do we?

SAA: Should art belong to the private or public?

GP: No one owns the intimacies within which art is happening, is produced and maybe even sold.