Barbara Łuczkowiak makes use of intellectual symbolism, without importunity of a sign, closer to the metaphor of written language rather than to the image of an anecdote painting. An important mainstay of Her art are tapestries – huge, classically woven pictures.
I appreciate them, but for me the world of her tiny collages is more fascinating. These unique, intimate pieces of fabric, meticulously stitched fragments of someone else clothes soaked with foreign physicality are the TRACE of another human, but at the same time HER trace. It is an extremely important element of Barbara Łuczkowiak art; transformation of fragments of old fabric into a new quality – the quality of a piece of art. Clippings of earthliness sentenced to transcendent eternity. The drama of these physical and spiritual shreds means that with the true physicality of birth, life and death a human remains a spiritual beggar; his physicality is painfully tangible and distressingly obvious. Barbara Łuczkowiak is asking a question: Where is human spirituality? Stanisław Andrzejewski (fragments from introduction to Barbara Łuczkowiak exhibition catalogue)
Exhibition: 2004.09.06 – 2004.09.30