Trace carries many meanings. It can be a memory of life and achievements, a gene of ancestors in children, a toy stamp or a simple reflection of a foot in sand. Regardless of the context, it is connected with permanence, prolongation of existence, with a kind of salvation. In my monotypes, dried plants, tissue paper and delicate fabrics have left traces. Unstable, fragile materials, which after printing ceased to exist, gained another life in the form of their reflection and a new identity as a part of the composition.
Karolina Kiljańska-Bizoń, born in 1978 in Bydgoszcz, settled in Toruń. Studied at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń; in 2002 graduated with honours in the field of graphic arts. In 2012 she received a doctorate in fine arts, the field of graphic arts. The subject of her doctoral thesis was the analysis of the type of matrices in monotypes and direct printing techniques. She deals with graphic arts, mainly monotype and other techniques of direct printing, such as body-printing and xerography, as well as artistic ceramics. Mother of two daughters, wife and a great lover of nature.
Beginning 14.09.2018 (Friday), 6pm, 3 Gdańska St.