Collection

Agnieszka Brzeżańska

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2018, glazed ceramics, 24 × 20 × 20 cm

Having studied in Tokyo, Agnieszka Brzeżańska developed an interest in crafts, ceramics in particular. Ever since, she has created numerous series of vases, candlestick holders, bowls, flowerpots and other items, playing with material and experimenting with Japanese enamelling techniques. This work, currently in the Foundation’s collection, was inspired by Łużyce culture vases, and forms part of the Homeland cycle. The naked breast ornamentation alludes to the artist’s interest in the force of femininity, archetypes, vital energy, and fertility, whereas the use of the censer alludes to the elements of water and fire. At exhibitions, Brzeżańska’s ceramic works are usually filled with flowers or used as candlestick holders.

b. 1972, Gdynia

Painter, photographer, creator of ceramic and video works. She studied at the art academies in Gdańsk and Warsaw (in Prof. Stefan Gierowski’s studio) and at the Tokyo University of Fine Arts and Music. She is inspired by physics, philosophy, and cognition systems marginalised by modern science: alchemy, parapsychology, esotery, tribal knowledge, and matriarchal tradition. Her interests include religious motives, mystic presence in daily life, and the modern iconosphere. She participated in the 10th Biennale in Berlin (2018) and won the ING Polish Art Foundation Award in 2018 during Warsaw Gallery Weekend. She lives and works in Warsaw.

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