Aleksandra Kowalczyk

Aleksandra Kowalczyk

About Aleksandra Kowalczyk

Born on 6 July in 1987 w Warsaw. I am a (2011)
graduate of painting departament of Academy
of Fine Arts in Warsaw. I obtained my degree with
distiction in professor Leon Tarasewicz's studio.
My specialization is commercial photography
in professor Rosław Szaybo's studio in the faculty
of Media Art and Scenography of Academy of Fine
Arts in Warsaw. This year I have graduated from
Academy of Film and Television, specialization: TV
and film production management.
Kazimierz Malewicz, Aleksander Rodczenko
and El Lissitzky together with modern urban
space are inspiration for my paintings. My paintings present architecture, although I do not try to copy it or to recreate reality. Contemporary worldwide architecture, architecture in which I was raised, as well as the one surrounding me on daily basis, is very important to me. That is why I show it in my paintings. I want to show modern architecture focusing on its solid and form. My paintings are deprived of the building's surroundings and people. Compositions are raw and empty. The subjects of my paining is a specific object - uprooted from its context. On the object I focus my attention and the object is of prime importance to me. I want depopulated spaces highlighted with geometrical, sharp divisions to make an impression of the unreal,
although the subject itself is close to everyone.
Contemporary buildings are extraordinarily varied
- some have a delicate form, are expressive and light, others are monumental and heavy.
Their diversity fascinates me and I would like
to show this fascination in two paintings. I am trying to create a 3-D space on the basis of the block'sshape and its colour. I do not copy nature, I will not recreate buildings as they really are. I aim to show them in an unreal, abstract way. I want this to be my interpretation of the world surrounding me. I want to show it the way I see and feel it. In my paintings I seek answers for questions regarding division of space, line's intensity, stain,harmony and order. My paintings are the effect of this quest.