Katarzyna Swinarska - SKIN

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Friday, 10 May 2019 to Monday, 17 June 2019
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Friday, 10 May 2019 - 7:00pm

Somewhat naturally, the subtle cycles of “Loves”, “Heart” and “Skin” transfer us into the realm of feelings, emotions and desires. The „Loves” series is made of works submitted to nature; strange, occasionally amusing, half-plant, half-animal forms, placing the beholder in the very core of the organic, delicate matter of life. The ”Skin” remains devoted to the sense of touch. The sensuality of the cycle is literally rooted in the surface of the paintings. SKIN – meaning an outfit - a costume, but also a thin boundary between somebody/something  and the reality. This thin skin of moths, covered with delicate hairs, trembles and gets numb encountering the outside world...The artist polishing and honing the several applied layers of paint, created haptic works, which add to the desire for the direct contact /tempt /seduce.
A heart is a heart, whereas the ‘’Heart” of Swinarska elicits ambiguity. The transparent pictures cut through by the energy of light. The energy liberating a female body. Suspended in space, it acquires the mode of peculiar non-existence by the simultaneous emanation of its presence.
 

Title: Skin I
Artist: Katarzyna Swinarska
Dimension: 150 × 110 × 2 cm


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Katarzyna Swinarska graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk. She came out as an artist in 2009 with a series of paintings at 39. Biennale of Painting „Bielska Jesień”. She works with painting and video which often follows the convention of video performance, she creates multimedia installations and sometimes works as a curator. She defended her doctoral thesis in visual arts in 2014.
In 2017: she presented the film "We—The Common Body” treating the issue of rivalry and love in artist couples; she worked as a curator of the exhibition "Avant-garde/ Paradoxical Sleep” dedicated to the phenomenon of modernist utopia in contemporary feminist art; she created a painting project “Biophilia” for an International Art Festival "inSPIRACJE 12. Breathtaking" in Szczecin. In 2018: she performed in her new project “Black Dress”. In 2019 she presented a solo exhibition “Innocent Colonnies”.

Swinarska won first prize at the International Competition for Experimental Films “In Out Festival” (2016) for her video performance “Digressive Identity”. Finalist of the Gdansk Biennale (2014, 2016, 2018), finalist of the Triennial of Pomeranian Art (2013, 2016); she was awarded a bursary of the City of Sopot (2014, 2016), a bursary of the City of Gdansk (2010, 2018) and a three-month art residency in Switzerland (2012). Her art works are in the collections of NOMUS — Museum of Contemporary Art in Gdansk, “Wyspa” Art Institute in Gdansk, State Art Gallery in Sopot and in private collections in Poland, Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the United States.

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Nonntaler Hauptstraße 50 
5020 Salzburg 
Austria

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