Agataâ€™s style can be described as a mixture of a new figurative representation and geometric movements of the 20th century, when color was the most important. But for years Agataâ€™s main theme has remained the same - the human body. The way she pa... more
|Artist Statement:||Agataâ€™s style can be described as a mixture of a new figurative representation and geometric movements of the 20th century, when color was the most important. But for years Agataâ€™s main theme has remained the same - the human body. The way she paints the body is becoming clearer and clearer and she is more conscious of it with each work. The new series of her oil paintings are inspired by the human figures in pure biological sense. She gets inspiration from mass media, especially from pictures and texts.
The human figure has been the main object of my interest for a few years now. I consider it to be the most complex and intriguing topic when it comes to painting.
To some degree, I would agree here with Francis Bacon, who claimed that abstract art results inevitably in decorativeness while the one which turns a human being into a hero can move the spectator more deeply.
My paintings are the result of my efforts to synthesize the image of a human being. A lot of their space is devoted to controlled accident and freedom of choice. I am often challenged by risky combinations of colours and inspired by press, photography and lettering.
However, I am not interested in the messages they carry. I dissect them, strip them of their meaning while giving them a new one. Therefore, the elements of lettering included in my works have no communicative value whatsoever, but only a visual one. In a way, they are a manifestation of the modern world.
Images just fall into my head and evolve into new ideas â€“ they generate new images, create various stereotypes, largely condition the way I think. This is how a painting/image is created â€“ processed and filtered by the mind â€“ but with its source lying in other images, most often seen on TV or in the press. We are constantly bombarded with images which settle deeply in our unconscious minds and control our behaviour. Created by a human being, now they lead their own independent lives. We made them alive but we lost control over them.
|Education:||2003 - 2008 Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw (painting department)
2007 Edinburgh College of Art- scholarship UE Socrates-Erasmus
1998 - 2003 Art College, Czestochowa, Poland (graphic design - publishing)
|Awards & Distinctions:||2007 â€śAround the Coyoteâ€ť Curatorâ€™s Choice (curated by Shannon Stratton), Chicago, USA
2007 education grant from City Hall Wroclaw
2007 art grant from City Hall Wroclaw
|Exhibitions:||2009 "Pisz Litery" Dluga Gallery - Boleslawiec, Poland
2009 "Reflections" Polish Center of Wisconsin Gallery, Franklin, USA
2009 "Works on paper", EC Gallery, Chicago, USA
2008 Drawings, EC Gallery, Chicago, USA
2008 "Bloom" project, Brussels, Belgium
2008 â€śPodwodny Wroclawâ€ť Festival, group exhibition, Browar Mieszczanski, Wroclaw, Poland
2008 BWA Awangarda Gallery, Wroclaw, graduated exhibition, Poland
2008 127m2 of painting-realization of mural painting in Browar Mieszczanski, Wroclaw, Poland
2008 International Screenwriter's Festival in Bourges, France
2007 "Girls of the professor" exhibition in Browar Mieszczanski, Wroclaw, Poland
2007 "Around the Coyote" (curated by Shannon Stratton), Chicago,USA
2007 â€śThe best of the Fest", Around the Coyote Gallery, Chicago
2007 "Examination of self and body", Chopin's Theatre, Chicago
2007 â€śBlue and Black"- Edinburgh College of Art, group exhibition, Edinburgh, Scotland
2007 â€žThe First student biennal of small formsâ€ť
2007 Tymczasowa Gallery PWSZ in Raciborz; Epicentrum Gallery in Jastrz?bie Zdroj, Stalowe Anio?y Gallery in Bytom Poland
2007 "International Drawing Competition Wroclaw"- Museum of Architecture in Wroclaw
2006 City Gallery of Art in Lodz, Poland and Neapoli Gallery in Thesalonikas, Greece
2006 "Green" exhibition in Edyta Stein's house (with a group "Blond w sztuce")
2006 â€śAround the Coyote" festival , Chicago, USA
2005 exhibition with group "2+x" Akademia Gallery, ASP Wroclaw , Poland
2005 exhibition of studio 114 painting department (ASP Wroclaw) , Under the plafond Gallery, Wroclaw , Poland
2005 â€ś500% of art" - "Place for art" gallery, Studio BWA Wroclaw, Poland
2005 "Think-animal" group exhibition in Browar Mieszczanski Wroclaw, Poland
2002 "Around the Coyote" festival , Chicago
|Artist Tags:||painting, mixed media, figurative, abstract, color, contemporary|