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BIOGRAPHY

B. 28thJuly 1985 in Płock.

Education:

2005-2010 student of the Faculty of Painting of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. Diploma at the Painting Atelier of prof. Wiesław Szamborski; annexe at the Atelier of Knowledge of Visual Actions and Structures under the direction of prof. Jacek Dyrzyński. Currently a Ph.D. candidate  at the Facultyof painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw.

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Katarzyna Bąkowska-Roszkowska leads the viewer through the empty corridors, dark backstreets, uninhabited interiors in which nature – wild, not domesticated – appears in a surprising way. This surreal atmosphere accompanies all her paintings, where water and plants growing out of it, occupy a man-made cultural, material space.

Nearly seventy years ago, German scientist and theoretician Werner Heisenberg in his work “The Representation of Nature in Contemporary Physics”wrote: “For the first time in history man is in this world, having no other partner or opponent (...), we live in a world so completely transformed by man that everywhere (...) constantly we encounter the structures made by man, thus constantly somehow we meet only ourselves”.

Heissenberg's statement refers to the end of anthropogenesis announced at the beginning of the 1960's, thus the final and definitive victory of man over nature.

I think that Bąkowska-Roszkowska is perversely trying to tell us that the announcement of the death of nature was premature, and the process of the struggle commenced 30,000 years ago still exists and perhaps it is not nature but humanity who is at risk.

Looking at these works you cannot help but notice the great painting culture, the confidence and freedom in painting, after all, uneasy motifs. The pictures are kept in dark shades, sometimes only plants in the foreground are lit more; astonishing precision and huge dynamics of painting them. In some cases, an interesting effect of scaling is used: a man-made element – a shop pavilion, a car or a bus – is reduced, thus even more subordinate to plants.

These pictures are devoid of people, instead of them there is nature, filling abandoned structures and dominating over them...

In my opinion, the value of Kasia's works, however, involves avoiding literalism, trying not to force catastrophic or apocalyptic visions. The “Interventions of nature” presented by her happen slowly and in silence, with no spectacular special effects. But they are also dangerous and pose a vital force. This ambiguity, also referring to the very same style and manner of painting, is one of the biggest advantages of Kasia's art, and questions about the relationship between nature and culture remain valid and are of no less concern than in the past.

Maciej Duchowski

Quotation from Heissenberg's was taken from Grzegorz Dziamski's book “Sztuka u Progu XXI Wieku” [Art on the Eve of the 21stCentury]



AWARDS
  • laureate of the MEP Ewa Tomaszewska`s Award for the best diploma
  •  finalist of the Siemens Arts Award Contest 2010
  • laureate of the 21st National Review of Young Painting PROMOTIONS 2011in Legnica (Grand Prix of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage)
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PAST EXHIBITIONS

Selected individual exhibitions:

2010 - Galeria 2:0 (2:0 Gallery), Warsaw

- Pasaż Sztuki (Art Passage) Imielin 2, Galeria Działań (Activities Gallery), Warsaw

2011 - Painting and Installations,Płock Art Gallery

2012 - Malarstwo(Painting), Scientific Society in Płock

2013 -Inconvenient Presence, Legnica Art Gallery

2015- For pickup,  Kazamaty Gallery, Warsaw

2016- Unobvious, Mazovian Museum in Płock

2017- Unobvious, COEK Studio Gallery, Ciechanów

2018- Interventions of Nature, Ostrołęka Gallery, Ostrołęka

 

Selected group exhibitions:

2007 - Studio 64,Young Artists` Gallery [Łazienkowska], Warsaw

2009 - Structures,Young Artists` Gallery [Łazienkowska], Warsaw

- National Drawing Exhibition, Wozownia Gallery, Toruń

2010 - Struktury, Galeria Działań (Activities Gallery), Warsaw

- City of StarsFestival, Hala Sztuki (Art Hall), Żyrardów

- Exhibition of finalists of the Siemens Arts Award, Galeria Salon Akademii (Academy Salon Gallery), Warsaw

- Garden of Hope, National Museum in Warsaw

2011 - The Palace of Art, Cracow

- Niezła Sztuka(Not Bad Art), Mazovian Museum in Płock

- Thought and Gesture, Galeria Dom (Home Gallery), Sokołów Podlaski

-21stNational Review of Young Painting PROMOTIONS 2011, Gallery of Art, Legnica

- 30 i więcej(30 and more), Jubilee of the Płock Art Gallery

2012 - Otwarte(Open), Galeria -1 (-1 Gallery), Polish Olympic Committee, Warsaw

2013 - Twin Towns, Gallery Mouv'Art Auxerre, France"Collective Exhibition of Płock Artists, Płock Art Gallery

2014 - Total Enesamble, Abbey Saint Germain, Auxerre, France

Another Formula of the Image, Galeria Salon Akademii, Warsaw

Painting as a form of data imaging, XS Gallery, Kielce

- Imagery of fragments of reality, Municipal Gallery in Rzeszów

2015 - Nature of Things, Płock Art Gallery

2016 - 10. Triennial of Small Painting Forms, Wozownia Art Gallery, Toruń

Potok Sztuki , I Pomeranian Biennial of Young Art, Galeria Centrum, Sopot

PhD students of the Laboratory of Knowledge on Visual Actions and Structures at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Gallery of Young Artists, Warsaw
Koło 70, Oficyna Gallery, Płock

2017 - Stop Grodzisk ", Municipal Gallery of Contemporary Art Waiting Room, Grodzisk Mazowiecki

Divisions ", Lufcik Gallery, Warsaw

- Between observation and interpretation, Płock Art Gallery

-Young Polish Artists From Mazovia in Brussels, European Parlament Brussels  

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