Head of Studio: prof. dr hab. Jerzy Hejnowicz
Assistant: mgr Marcin Salwin
Location: building A / room 308
“Without forgetting what has already happened in art, what is happening in it at the moment, at the same time we intend to look into the future, into unnamed and undiscovered scopes, announcing zones of new inspirations, new methods of creation and creative challenges.” The constantly evolving DRAWING embedded in the centuries-old heritage, thanks to the friendly “head and hand” ways of writing (traditional and experimental) allows for free interpretation of the real world and the one that is created only through the human imagination. Art today, in contrast to structural, academic divisions, avoids borders regardless of its type and discipline, existing in the sphere of mutual influence and inspiration. Its potential is of particular interest to us.
The 14th Drawing Studio, which is part of the 2nd Department of Drawing, provides students with knowledge of the broadly understood anatomy of drawing and the issues of its current, ideologically and formally diverse presence in contemporary art. The studio is a forum for the exchange of thoughts, drawing practice, a place for analyzing artistic concepts and a space of tolerance for various creative attitudes. In this atmosphere, we try to convey the full spectrum of drawing competences as well as all the skills to use it as a contemporary medium of creation – being aware that DRAWING is a process, a process of experiencing, perfecting the idea and form of a work, experimenting, discovering errors and eliminating them over time. The studio is open to all methods of artistic expression – including the most non-classical ones: drawing performance, installation, video art, etc., as well as those that cannot be pigeonholed into a specific discipline, also those hitherto unrecognized, which in a moment will create the most current “nerve” of contemporary art. The optimal solution for the 14th Drawing Studio is when there is an intriguing “drawing intention” and a properly found form behind the creation of each work.