The exhibition is a special prize from the Municipal Gallery bwa in Bydgoszcz awarded to Marta Czarnecka in the 25th National Review of Young Painting PROMOCJE 2015. At the exhibition of Marta Czarnecka three painting cycles were shown: Symbiotic object-events, Erroneous narrations | Parallel events, Re-interpretations, One day, and two installations: Memory defragmentation – screen printing installation and Transient States.
“Marta Czarnecka’s painting is characterised by discreet, nostalgic charm. Drilling in the still warm amalgam of the memory of youth results in the creation of extremely seductive paintings. The beautiful, twenty-year-old characters fill up successive frames of “Acts of Self-awareness”, “Re-interpretations” or “Error narrations…”, and show the viewer their past. However, her paintings do not refer to the past. First of all, it is the painting of memory.
Czarnecka loops the form, transforms the matter of memory, confabulates. She presents an image of memory that distorts the images of the past. Indeed, her images of memory lie, but only on the assumption that we expect memory to speak a single, only right, version of truth. This is not a trivial story about what happened. With a painting gesture, Czarnecka tries to embrace the memory of how it was. She creates painting cycles. She consciously chooses a strategy of supplementing the thematic thread in her subsequent works. Showing the issue from many points of view is a perfect reflection of the meaning of her projects, denying the existence of only one truth of being, one narrative of life.
Different perspectives reveal successive layers of memory, successive layers of complex reality in which we live. Each subsequent painting echoes previous experiences and memories. Each project also brings a new perspective on what has happened, and how “here and now” is shaped in relation to that, which determines how we will perceive what will happen in the future. The paintings are born from paintings, to recall the famous saying by Zdzisław Kępiński: “Art is born from art”.
/ Magdalena Dworak-Mróz, excerpt from the catalogue of the exhibition by Marta Czarnecka, Municipal Gallery bwa in Bydgoszcz, 2019/
Marta Czarnecka (born in 1991 in Tarnowskie Góry) – a visual artists, lives and works in Tarnowskie Góry. In 2015, she graduated with honours in Painting, in the study of Professor Ireneusz Walczak at the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice. Currently, she is a doctoral student in Painting at her home university.
Awards and distinctions: 2018: 2nd Prize – 3rd National Leon Wyczółkowski Painting Competition; nomination – 3rd International Competition of the Trzy Mosty Foundation; 2017: Angelus Award – 1st Review of Contemporary Art “Nowa Awangarda”; winner of the 5th G.PART – Gliwice Review of Art; GRAND PRIX of FAMA – 47th FAMA Festival – “WAR” Exhibition; 2016: Joint Prize – 22nd National Vincent Van Gogh Exhibition; 2015: Prize of the Marshall of the Silesia District – 9th edition of the Triennial of Polish Graphics Art; Award of the Municipal Gallery bwa in Bydgoszcz, Award of the FORMAT Art Magazine – Promocje 2015, 25th National Review of Young Painting; BPSC Award – Award of the BPSC Chairman Ignacy Miedziński for Best Painting Diploma; Student Painting of the Year – honourable mention in the competition; 2014: Award of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage; 1st Prize of the President of Bytom – 15th Festival of High Art; Scholarship of the Minister of Science and Higher Education; Scholarship of the Tarnogórski District Council
curator: Danuta Pałys
17.01.2019 – 17.02.2019
20 Gdańska St.