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AGA PIETRZYKOWSKA

 

WERKE

Aga Pietrzykowska Multimedia artist, painter, illustrator, graphic and jewellery designer. Graduated with honours from Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw (Graphic) (2008), Warsaw University (Intercultural Relations).
Scholarship of MniSW. Art Director in Galeria FORT.
In March 2014 due to support of Polish Ambassy in Portugal, she had an exibition in Lisbon. In June 2013 Pietrzykowska represented Poland at the Fourth International Art Fair - 'Art Vilnius'13' in Vilnius.
Aga Pietrzykowska pretended for the title of The Award best foreign artist – Art. Vilniu’13.
In July 2012 Pietrzykowska had a show presenting her paintings in the(-1) Gallery (gallery of Polish Olimipc Comittee). Curator: Kama Zbolarska.
Her works has been shown at several group and individual exibitions with works of excellent Polish artists such as: Jan Tarasin, Tadeusz Dominik, Radosław Szaybo, Waldemar Świeży, Jan Sawka or Krzysztof Penderecki. She design unique jewellery – for example sport jewellery for EURO 2012. As a first one she designed a lunar jewellery – for astronauts, dreamers or „cosmic girls’. She showed her works In Museum of Sport and Tourism In Warsaw, Museum of Sport In Ukraine, Poster Museum In Warsaw, SATYRYKON in Legnica, Stary Browar in Poznan and on many specialist shows.
More than 150 works are in private collections in Poland and abroad. She founded an art group “Four Lines”. She works in a curatorial team (“Love & Art Curator s| Fall in love with art | Fall in love with art). She worked for TVN, SAS Institute, Centrum Sztuki Fort Sokolnickiego (Art Gallery Director), Instytut Polski w Pradze, Polityka...
Aga Pietrzykowska’s creation vibrates around the theme of identity, psychology, technology, travel and human beings. Issues undertaken at the University of Warsaw, Faculty of Modern Languages were essential inspiration in her works. They concentrated on cross-cultural relations, social roles and interpersonal relationships. Series of pictures portraying different cultures and countries were created as a result of travelling, talking with people.
Thanks to the instruments acquired at the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts, Faculty of Graphic Arts, the Artist analyses in her works important and symbolic contents related to the cultural and sociological ones.
She takes on the issues of aesthetics, visual culture or social norms existing in a certain country. What is important to her is an aspect of harmony, sociological processes occurring in a human being or statistics of all sorts. It is illustrated in a series of works “Design yourself” and “Body Puzzle” analysing a problem of plastic surgery, striving for beauty ideal and look at the human body (female body) in a fragmented way.
Aga Pietrzykowska analyses the phenomenon of big cities, metropolises, spatial and cartographic arrangements of cities from a visual and social point of view. The continuous technological transformation establishes new arrangements while analysing a human being as an individual. A demonstration of femininity, an endeavour to find own identity, nostalgia and an attachment to places result from nature and milieu of a man.
Pietrzykowska merges graphic elements from pieces of maps, milieu or technology with the human body. In her paintings she juxtaposes, simplifies and sometimes deforms the human body to underline a problem, psychology of people’s actions, influence of technology on life or poetry of travelling. Harmony is very important aspect in her works - composing canvas by proper lines, colours, proportions and elements of geometrical figures. She is inspired by Polish art classics: Stażewski, Gronowski, Gwozdecki, Tarasin
The Artist thinks that the art, except for aesthetical issues, may create situations to be discussed or being thought through. Surely, the art should evoke emotions. Aesthetics is dominant in her works, because emotional objects around us may support the development of the human being and encourage her/him to seek and express emotions. Thanks to the art loaded with aesthetics one may experience states of euphoria similar to the feelings of being in love, which helps the man be in good shape and psyche.
The illustration is an important area of her creative output. The lightness of her lines, a perfect way to approach the topic, a sophisticated sense of humour and very interesting interpretations of reality are characteristic features of her style. The graphics are often sparing with colours – the Artist uses primarily white, black and yellow cadmium colours. In her latest graphic design, she takes on an issue of Polish-German interference by means of a colloquial language. It is worth looking at “Contemporary mythology”, “A waiting room for feelings” and an artistic book for children “ Little Dragon Marceli learns about the world”.
Concurrently, Pietrzykowska works on paintings “The world is a woman” and “Warsaw is a woman”, in which she analyses, interprets and juxtaposes symbolic elements of important world metropolises with a female body. Thanks to it the Artist discovers, unknown yet, forms/arrangements of the human body. She presents on canvass a man seen through the social and cultural norms, problems and obsessions: consummate beauty, tendency toward perfect body line, (un)happiness, complexes. Pietrzykowska explores new forms of human body.