Born In 1990 In Bielsko-Biala, Pl. — Visual Artist — Lives And Works In Leipzig, Ger. — Currently Postgraduate Student At The Hochschule Fuer Grafik Und Buchkunst, Before She Studied At The Artez University Of Arts, Nl. And In 2015 She Graduated From The School Of Art And Design In Wroclaw — Her Sculpture And Installation Work Mixes Different Techniques And Is Always Inspired By Places, Forms And Items Encountered In The Contexts In Which They Are Presented — Carefully Crafted Objects Are Mostly Drawing From The Visual Reality Of Daily Life, But Yet Ignoring Most Rules Of Naturalistic Resemblance By Drastically Altering Size, Material Or Context In An Often Abstract Manner — These Transformations Processes Often Reveal Themselves As A Principle Of Different Refractions That Convey Themselves As Ironic Gestures
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SINCE TWO YEARS YOU LIVE AND WORK IN LEIPZIG. WHY DID YOU LEAVE WROCLAW - WHAT WHERE YOUR MAIN MOTIVATIONS
i didn’t have any better offer then trying something new, get my sh*t together and finally learn german. diving into deep waters is sometimes the best answer.
YOUR LATEST VIDEO PROJECT „ELSEWHERE“, MAINLY FOCUSES ON THE EXAMPLES OF MIGRATION AFTER THE ACCESSION TO THE EUROPEAN UNION SIX YEARS AGO AND DEALS WITH QUESTIONS IF WE ARE LEAVING FOR MORE THAN WORK AND MONEY AND IF WE ARE REALLY DOING BETTER ABROAD.
HOW FAR DOES THIS PROJECT REFER TO YOUR PERSONAL CAREER
somehow it doesn’t really have a lot to do with my personal career, but experiences which i collected during years of travelling with other poles. it all started in 2013/2014, when i did my erasmus in holland. at the time i was travelling awfully a lot via bla bla car — it was free at the time — with other compatriots, mostly economic emigrants. they had every possible backgrounds and experiences living and working abroad, but somehow they were still pretty stereotypical about many things. the stories which they were telling were a pretty solid base for my project.
POLISH WORD ONLY POLISH PEOPLE CAN PRONOUNCE
every time when i visit doctor or tax office in germany i think it’s my surname: raczyńska, but i will go with szczaw
— sorell —
YOUR FEELINGS ABOUT MIXING DIFFERENT TECHNIQUES IN YOUR SCULPTURE AND INSTALLATION WORK
you need to think about it as a cherry on the top of the cake. some installations are better when we use different materials or scale to flip/exaggerate the story which we want to tell. personally, i play a lot with scale, because viewers automatically relate the dimensions of sculpture to their own human size. it delivers more of the emotional impact, when you are being faced with a colossal figure.
WHAT INSPIRES YOU TO IGNORE MOST RULES OF NATURALISTIC RESEMBLANCE IN YOUR OBJECTS
i guess, in someway, it feels like i can escape the reality, even though sculptures and installations of mine always are recognized as something what already exists, but not as you know it.
YOUR CONSTANT COMPANION
golden necklace with number 13 pendant on it
TELL US SOMETHING ABOUT THE POLISH ART SCENE YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE ON INTERNATIONAL BASIS
it love and hate itself at the same time, meaning — a lot of cool initiatives, but often no money
SOMETHING YOU WOULD LIKE TO ADD
my granny always says you shouldn’t sit on the cold surfaces, therefore you won’t get a cold.
YOUR CURRENT VIEW