In 2013, a new sculpture at the Bródno Sculpture Park, Guardian Angel by Roman Stańczak, was unveiled.
The angel guards the “gates” of The Garden of Eden at Park Bródnowski, the garden planted by Paweł Althamer and his friends in 2009.
Before that, Stańczak mainly dealt with modification of everyday objects: old wall units and bookstands, kettles, worn tights, mourning sashes, bedside tables, chairs. The artist subjected them to some peculiar, even violent actions, aimed at “distorting” the object—turning it inside-out or “stripping the skin off it.” His art is pervaded by a spiritual, almost religious element, absent from the works of critical artists of his generation.
In 1996, Stańczak disappeared from the field of art. He does not participate in any exhibitions or reveal his new works to the public. He has also loosened his ties with artistic circles. He is developing a project, invisible to the public, entitled “the life and works of Roman Stańczak.” A chance meeting with Paweł Althamer, a former fellow student at the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts, was the beginning of a new chapter in Stańczak’s life, and also the dawning of his return to the creation of material arts.