Agata Bogacka

BORN 1976, Warszawa

Agata Bogacka's works painted after her graduation from the Academy of Fine Arts can be perceived as an emotional diary portraying closeness or loneliness of both the artist and her loved ones. Bogacka consistently used a smooth surface and did not create the illusion of depth. In time, her paintings became more and more abstract - she began to introduce a narrative which took place in many parts of the canvas at the same time. After her abstract pieces of work, introduced by her self-portraits - inspired by her reflection in a gold pendant she wore on her neck – she created the Plan of the Journey cycle. This cycle is yet another step she makes into the metaphoric, subjective space-landscape depicting individual fates.

I, Krystyna M. left home on Tuesday (01.08.1944 Warsaw - 12.08.1944 Podkowa Lesna, Poland)
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Agata Bogacka

I, Krystyna M. left home on Tuesday (01.08.1944 Warsaw - 12.08.1944 Podkowa Lesna, Poland)

2009 / acrylic, canvas / 130.5 x 150 cm / no. 0111 Creative CommonsCreative CommonsCreative Commons Licence 3.0    Wróć
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Agata Bogacka's landscape, close to an abstract, presents a horizon which illustrates her grandmother’s history. In exile after the outbreak of the Warsaw Uprising, each day for 12 days she wrote down what she experienced during her journey from her flat in Warsaw to Podkowa Leśna. Bogacka’s painting represents this journey. Lines which cross over and reach above the horizon represent places where Krystyna M. came to one-way streets and had to go back. The artist balances between representation and abstraction, conveying the uncertainty of human fate.

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