Künstlerpfade / Artist’s Path


Over the course of several years, Jankowski collected drawings made to give directions. One depicted the way from his hotel room to the office of the Venice Biennale; another showed the way from an artist friend’s studio to the prettiest beach in Mexico. Each sketch has at least one point of orientation that derives from the field of art – for example, either the point of origin or the destination, but also especially „ugly“ sculptures, which serve as prominent signposts along the way. Jankowski subsequently used these quickly drawn sketches as templates for handwoven rugs. He therefore connects the useful with the aesthetic, and the artist – who is in some ways nomadic – creates a bit of home that he can take with him through his erratic life.

Handwooven carpet

Wool, 277 x 207 cm, unique in a series of 5, II