Here are my studies/visual research which I present for the record-purpose mainly. Contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org should you have any questions/opinions.
Recent Work – Third Year of study (2008/2009)
On this Work (Artist’s Statement)Painting is the Theory of Everything It links all elements and forces Creating Cosmos out of Chaos And the Real out of a Dream…
Paintings are living organisms
They deny and complete each otherAnd themselves within Struggling for a structure and survival…
The Knot; 2009; acrylic, oil and mixed media on canvas, 161 x 110,5 cm (63,5 x 43″)
Being here. Going there. The Lyrical and the Banal. Chaos and Cosmos. The Nonsense and the Logic. Chasing the Sublime, facing the Ridiculous. The boundaries to be respected and the boundaries to be challenged.
My work expresses the dynamics of my inner life which evolves in the liminal spaces and takes a form of the stream-of-consciousness. The propositions presented should be seen as a preliminary effort and a work in progress.
Evolution of the Concept:
This concept has developed out of my curiosity. I was interested in the nature of the humanness, what are the boundaries (if any) of being/existing as a human being.This stage was called “the metaphysics of presence” since it was supposed to address the ontology of the human presence in itself. I focused on the human face – the self-portrait the human race has been developing and modifying through ages.
The “chaos” phase came when I started to record the fact of ‘being alive here and now’. I had employed the brain-storming method of collecting and displaying data/materials found on my way without any particular aesthetic or/and logical concern. At that time my work shifted from the ontological towards the phenomenological approach – to an exploration of an experience of life (rather than the existence in itself). In order to place my personal space within the more universal territory I was trying to adopt the sublime concept. Yet, my response to the traditional understanding of the idea was that of a questioning and a rejection.
Finally, the intuition of the ‘liminal spaces’ emerged. My work has started to research the paradoxes, oxymorons and antitheses putting an emphasis on the co-existence and inter-dependence of the contrastive forces and elements.
Media/techniques used: oil on canvas, oil on a wall, oil on board, drawing, collage, assemblage.
To see more photos/descriptions – katarzynaskonieczna
Recent Work – Second Year of study (2007/08)
The end of the year presentation
The mind is its own place, and in itself
Can make a Heav’n of Hell, a Hell of Heav’n.
John Milton Paradise Lost (I, 254-255)
Discovering art has proved to be a sort of the tour de l’esprit – a fascinating yet highly demanding journey to and through an artist’s mind.
My work is a formal and substantial analysis of what resonates with universal, timeless meanings and passions.
The paintings presented reflect on a notion of the Golden Age, which I understand as a particularly blissful state of one’s spirit. This Paradise or Tir-na-nOg exists through memory and imagination as a specific and usually unforgettably uncanny time, space and energy.
My work is meant to encourage a pensive, introspective response from my viewers, who are invited to visit their own Elysian Fields. Thank you.
Strawberry Fields I, Oil on canvas, 125×98 cm
Strawberry Fields II, (fragment)
Strawberry Fields V, Oil on canvas, 65×47 cm
Untitled from the “Living Space” series.
Oil on paper
Oil on paper
Oil, mixed media on paper
Comments on blue.
A set/mini-installation for an animation, mixed-media
Older work – Studies from the first year (2006/07
1. Dimensional works based on an interpretation of a human figure and human condition.
Untitled, wire, glass, clay, mixed media
Twins, paper, pencils, fabric
2. Works on paper.
Untitled, photogram, inks, bleach
Mother and Child, mixed media, oils
Galactic, print (1/2)
And here is a video featuring the whole first year: