opening: 20.06.2017, 6pm
curator: Karolina Leśnik
The cycle of works created as a part of the REFLECTING VIEW exhibition is related to public space and addresses the problem of overproduction of images in the contemporary visual culture. Her object of interest is the material proofs of advertising and marketing activities in the form of boards, display cases, lightboxes and banners. Using post-painting imaging methods, Szymankiewicz processed them, creating objects that work mainly through their rhythm, colour and texture. Examining the language of advertising – which imposes a specific way of seeing and manipulating viewer/consumer – the artist was looking for the possibility of creating abstract forms and objects capable of generating new meanings.
REFLECTING VIEW is yet another project in which Szymankiewicz refers to the issue of creators getting entangled in the mechanisms of economy that determine the functioning of the functioning of the art market and advertising market. The artist emphasises the unconscious activities which are reflected not only in the ways the works are presented, but also in the process of building the position of young creators.
MAŁGORZATA SZYMANKIEWICZ was born in 1980 in Poznań. She studied at the Faculty of Art Education and at the Faculty of Painting of the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań. Currently, she’s an assistant at the Studio of Painting of the Academy of Arts in Szczecin. In 2015, she obtained doctorate in theory of painting. Her work is directly referred to the traditions of Polish and world abstract painting.
Realised within a grant of the Ministry of Cultural and National Heritage
beginning: 20.06.2017, 6pm
20 Gdańska St.