We live surrounded by a multitude of objects, products, packaging. The artist who looks at reality in a slightly different way sees in this chaos intriguing material for processing it into a work of art.
Marzena Kawalerowicz (b.12-09-1952) – a visual artist, author of paintings, drawings, collages and spatial objects, a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow and Warsaw. In her art practice, she is deeply interested in human being and in every aspect of his existence – through obsessive exploration of topics related to carnality and sexuality, the artist reaches the deepest recesses of the human soul. In her works, she presents a man who deals face-to-face with the truth about himself that is hidden in a multitude of various masks we put on every day. Due to the fact that all kinds of garbage, rubbish and leftovers are used in her work, Kawalerowicz is also included in the group of so-called trash art representatives. She participated in many group and individual exhibitions organized both in the country (including BWA Katowice, BWA Częstochowa, Grażyna Kulczyk Gallery in Poznań, Galeria Schody in Warsaw, Atlas Art Gallery in Łódź) and abroad (including Galerie Lavignes-Bastille in Paris, Striped House Museum in Tokyo, Center of Modern Art Norrtalje in Sweden). In 1999, she won the Daniel Chodowiecki competition, and in 2003 she was awarded with the Litorina Baltic Art Award.
I am interested in the human body as it is something people feel the closest relation to, it is a showcase of the human self. At a time when we put on a daily basis millions of different masks, our corporality is the only thing that brings us closer to our true nature, and it allows us to discover the truth about ourselves.
I work a lot and very intensely. In the creative process, the most important thing for me is the impulse that can give an emotional expression to the original artistic intention. At work, I am surrounded by sketches, newspaper clippings, albums, encyclopedias, atlases, printouts, found objects and various painting tools. I use what people usually find unnecessary. What is irrelevant to other people becomes an important content for me.
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