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Warsaw Gallery Weekend

21-23.09.2018

Quotations taken from various pieces of reality come together in an image, forming a unique semantic and aesthetic collage that cannot be reduced to its constituent parts. It resembles in this sense a chemical compound, whose properties are entirely different from those of its individual elements. Each puzzle piece introduces its own semantic baggage associated with the circumstances of a particular place and time. Like any member of society, it carries a particular portion of knowledge that is specific to itself. Despite the ostensibly loose arrangement of the individual components, the structures they form are ecologically rational. We emphasize the notion of spontaneous order and the efficiency of unhindered action, and we reinforce the status of the individual elements of the structure, which is free of any mandatory conditions save for the frame of the painting itself.
/Michał Dymny/

 

Agata Kus was born in Krosno in 1987. She lives and works in Krakow. She graduated from Faculty of Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow. She completed her diploma at the studio of Professor Leszek Misiak in 2012. She received her PhD in 2018.  In the years 2010-2016 she was an assistant at the atelier of Paulina Ołowska. She works in painting, video and performance. She is a recipient of many awards and scholarships, including the Grand Prize at the International Media Art Biennale WRO 2015.
In 2017, she was nominated for “The Views”  Deutsche Bank and Zachęta Award, in 2018 for Vordemberge- Gildewart Foundation Award. Her paintings are in the collection of the MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow, National Museum in Gdańsk and in many private collections in Poland and abroad. 
Kus primarily paints people, consistently with the current triumphant return to this classic type of figurativeness. Her trademark use of multiple narratives within a single composition allows a multi-faceted reading of the painting as individual themes or a synthesis of them all, resulting in new meanings. The elusiveness and ambiguity of Kus’s paintings offers many possibilities for interpreting and following their complex narratives. The artist uses a wide range of formal procedures such as pictorial collage, pseudo-cutouts, paste-ins, obliterations and destructions to suggest a juxtaposition of many differently textured and executed compositions.


Link to exhibitions:
http://agatakus.pl/?page_id=16

 

Agata Kus

Inflammable Hydrogen

will be open till 31.10.2018