The artist is strongly interested in the nature of processes, both these spontaneous, natural and those run by hand and human mind. In a streak, scratch, damp patch, blur, wipe, bulge, and, more generally, in a gesture it is perfectly visible. Traces of the tools gain in Zubala’s technique a special solemnity of role. Besides, they justify, at a higher level, experiences from the category of gesture painting. And his mastery and formal games as well as refined compositional solutions introduce order. Even chaotic, random splashes of paint appear to be intentional, they are so fitting in composition, flawless. Thick bands made with a wide painting knife give the effect of lightness, ethereality.
Curator of the exhibition