Rewritten Space with Axolotl
2008, Silksreen print, 100 x 70 (WxH), oririginal Serigraphy #2 of 9
This series of prints was created in 2008 for the individual exhibition held on the behalf of 6th Students’ Graphic Biennal Art (in 2009, Poznań, Poland). The opportunity to exhibit in Art Gallery Arsenal was a part of the 1st prize won by Agata in the previous edition of this national Graphic Biennal.
These prints are multilayered (up to approximately 20 or more printing rounds) that allowed to achieve richness of textures and vibration of colors that normally is associated with technique of painting.*
In a couple of artworks the meaningful quote (of Fernando Pessoa “The Book of Disquiet”) was used, as also other handwritten notes, artist’s original drawings from childhood, digitally manipulated elements, significant symbols (e.g. mandala that stands for balance, heart that represents emotional side).
* please note that among artworks within each edition, single artworks differ slightly one form another due to artist’s experimental approch to the printing process
Since the artist had read in her teenage years the story of Julio Cortazar about axolotl, she always wanted to give this animal a special place in one of her works. The print shows the imaginary underworld scenario, where the female figure is surrounded by organic shapes of sea fauna and flora: axolotl and seaweed.
The characteristic for this serigraphy series heart motive is also present in the print.
Geometrical elements give a formal balance to organic forms.
About the artist
Born in 1977 in Lodz/ Poland
The artist lives and works in Vienna since 2014.
Currently expresses herself mostly in painting, design and illustration.
In years 1998-2001 studied Philosophy at the Univesity of Lodz, Poland.
Later on in 2000-2005 studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in her hometown of Lodz in Poland. She specialized herself in serigraphy and in oil paintings disciplines in which she graduated in December 2005.
Her serigraphy diploma collection was awarded with Grand Prix of 5th Students’ Graphic Biennal Art (in 2007, in Poznań, Poland).
She has exhibited her works nationally and internationally. Among others in group shows at:
- Polish Museum of America, Chicago, USA
- State Art Museum Novosibirsk, Russia
- Hangaram Art Museum, Seul Art Center, South Korea
- Trans Graphic Polish Prints in Tallin, Estonia
- Art Center Klatovy in Czech Republic
- Vorspann Gallery, Bad Eisenkappel, Austria
In 2009 she was a tutoress of the Polish group of artists in 6th International Contemporary Graphic Biennal in Novosibirsk, Russia.
Formally the artist is focused on delivering the art pieces that are rich in means of expression: lines, typography, handwriting, texture, digitally generated elements and patterns, organic drawn elements and geometrical shapes — everything placed on surface of vibrant or matching color. All of it constitutes an abstract space where all elements, and therefore meanings, complement themselves and are orbiting around the central figure(s), in most of the cases — woman-creature(s).
Since 2005 the artist calls her multi-layered artworks “rewritten spaces” and refers to them as “collages of thoughts” and “emotional landscapes” which points theirs connection with subconscious matter, intuition and interior world.
For the artist the creative process is a way of self-disovery. She chooses to create in improvisation manner as it correlates well with her way of thinking and traits of her personality. She lets herself be inspired by each element and layer printed or painted, and through them gets to new ideas how to further proceed with her art piece.
This art is open to various interpretations and aims into evoking in each spectator individual connotations and sensations.