Gregor Gaida is a unique Polish artist that lives and works in Bremen, Germany and admits to be crazy about the smell of the wood! It comes of no surprise that he uses wood (often combined with aluminium, polyester and acrylic resin) in a very personal way, converting it to a strong narrative element that leaves the spectator open mouthed.
Sculptures by Gregor Gaida have something almost unreal; in the first place you get pleasantly stunned, by taking a closer look you find an almost familiar value to the poses of his subjects and in the end you get the impression that something really goes wrong with them.
What exactly? Gaida’s creations raise more questions than they answer and this is the deeper value that they possess. And as if that were not enough, the whole feeling is further intensified by the strong symbols, like the flag or the child, that are omnipresent in his work.
Many of Gaida’s works combine positively charged components which in their sum and constellation, however, have a negative impact. The often aestheticised shape and the object-like character of his works in inconsistent with a narrative, waving between attraction and repulsion. Gaida has a special way to tell stories without spelling them out since merely the possibility of a story is suggested.
And although he points out that the relationship he has with his own creations always remains a secret for the greater audience, he reveals that his inspiration often comes from every day, hard working people.