Piotr Lakomy’s practice incorporates the use of raw industrial materials. His application of base materials such as insulation, aluminium, light fittings allude to a visual austerity. Many works seem to plainly reference minimalism, yet when faced with these works the human labour is laid bare, the aluminium plates have been bent and folded into existence by hand. Lakomy’s work investigates degradation, transformation, and the active and inert. Reflecting on our connections with our surroundings, his sculptures might be described as ruined monuments to these conflicting relationships. Whilst they are seemingly devoid of a human presence, there remains a subtle anthropometric quality to his compositions; the dimensions frequently relate to the proportions of the body, and his use of elements such as light, heat and mirrored surfaces – made using automotive spray paint on aluminium sheets – allude to, or reflect, the figure. Frequently creating areas of negative space that rely on the participation of the viewer in inhabiting areas of the installation, Lakomy negotiates the varied complexities and simplicities of urban living with his thoughtful and often humorous works.