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Katarzyna Przezwańska

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2015 / acrylic paint, glazing varnish, MDF / 72 x 72 cm / no. 0149 Creative CommonsCreative CommonsCreative Commons Licence    Wróć
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Katarzyna Przezwańska's works in the foundation's collections mark a visible turning point in her artistic career. The sculptures, installations, and architectural installations with which she had previously been associated fade into the background. Przezwańska returns to painting, which she originally studied. The pictures are made on MDF. Using unusual materials, such as polyurethane varnish and glaze, she poses questions about what forms contemporary painting can take, and if it still makes sense to pursue it in our era of swift cultural and social change. These works can also be interpreted in the spirit of post-Internet art – they are “art after technology.” Traditional techniques are disappearing, and the source of these pictures is an aesthetic of graphics programs. At the same time, this series of pictures, like all of Przezwańska's work, alludes to Modernist tradition, in this case, particularly to American Minimalists and the Polish interwar avant-garde. Apart from everything, the artist's overriding goal is for her works to bring the viewer aesthetic pleasure. She does not see this as a source of shame or a side effect. It is an aim unto itself.

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