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Aleksandra Kołwzan-Garczyńska

Award of the Dean of the Faculty for Painting and Drawing, UAP dr hab. Tomasz Kalitko, professor at UAP, awarded in the 10th edition of the New Image / New View competition

Gallery Szewska 16  
Opening: 17.03.2023, 17:00
Duration of exhibition: 17.03-31.03.23

Aleksandra Kołwzan-Garczyńska

Born in 1991 in Gdańsk, visual artist dealing with painting. She graduated from two fields of study at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk: Interior Design in 2015 and Painting in 2020. In her painting, the artist deals with the subject of the portrait and the body, treating the figure as a living matter filling the image, but deprived of communication. Creates concise statements at the intersection of concepts such as silence, sensuality; stopping in an absent space, immersing in color and a sense of emptiness.

The artist’s works have been presented at the following exhibitions:

47. Winter Salon, National Biennale of Art in Radom 2022
Krzysztof Grzesiak Prize, Water Tower, Lębork 2022
Silence Depicted, individual exhibition, Żak Gallery in Gdańsk 2021
Young Painting from Gdańsk, Diplomas 2020-2021, Armory of Art, Gdańsk 2022
Eibisch Award 2021, Katarzyna Napiórkowska Art Gallery, Warsaw
New Image / New View, Stara Papiernia, Poznań 2021
Eibisch Award 2019, Katarzyna Napiórkowska Art Gallery, Warsaw

Prizes and awards :

Krzysztof Grzesiak Prize, III Prize 2022
New Image / New Look 2021 – Special Award by Renesans and the Special Award of the Dean of the Faculty for Painting and Drawing at the University of Arts Poznań
Eibisch Prize 2021 – Honorable Mention
Eibisch Prize 2019 – Honorable Mention
TItle of the exhibition: “Beyond Breath”

Author’s text:

I paint the face, body, skin as if I were painting a still stone, while trying to preserve as much of life as possible. The silence of the stone reminds me of the silence of photography – a detached fragment, beyond the breath. The figures frozen in a gesture: turning around, dodging, trying to catch their breath, hands dipping a white fabric in a black substance (…) express my anxiety towards the existing world. However, this kind of focus on the figure of a man and his transferred presence gives me a feeling of meaning and a certain point of reference for considerations about the nature of his existence.

  • Author: o.petrenko
  • Published on: 16.03.2023, 11:20
  • Last edit: 16.03.2023, 11:20