Anna Kołodziejczyk / Kamil Moskowczenko "Beside"
Curator: Bogusław Deptuła
19.09 - 7.10.2023
mia ART GALLERY, Plac Solny 11
Anna Kolodziejczyk and Kamil Moskowczenko have studios next to each other, across the wall. Separate, of course, as much as possible, but close at the same time, next to each other.
They usually go together to work, to paint, I won't say create, because the word is less used nowadays, as if it were too elevated or even old-fashioned. A job is a job, it has to be done and that's it.
They probably don't talk much about their paintings - you can see things as they are. But every now and then the question probably comes up: what do you think? Do you like it? Is the colour a hit? Of course, I have no idea what this dialogue over the wall actually looks like. Visiting each other, chatting, drinking tea ... I don't really know what their workday looks like through the wall. I'm making things up a bit, improvising a bit. The proximity of a loved one is sometimes salutary, sometimes it can get in the way. Life next door, daily life, parallel life, shared life - they go on.
Each has its own distinct, strongly marked and defined painterly world and painterly procedures - different and distinct. Just as different are their characters and ways of reacting to the world. At the same time, there is another phenomenon: interpenetration, osmosis, reciprocity, parallelism. For me, it is about mutual permeation, even without conversation, without words, without mutual comments. A glance at the work behind the wall, an idea of colour, a painterly gesture, a suggestion of a solution is enough. Next to, that is, separate, but close at the same time. These mutual approximations exist, but they are not imposing, although they are somehow perceptible. What is important is the atmosphere of closeness, of a kind of artistic community, but also of interest. They travel, exhibit and work together, but in the end, each is left alone in front of his or her easel, through the wall, in the studio next door.
This is what the latest joint exhibition of Ania Kołodziejczyk and Kamil Moskowczenko is devoted to, to which you are cordially invited.
Anna Kołodziejczyk is an artist, curator and lecturer at the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław. From 1999 to 2005, she studied painting at the Faculty of Painting and Sculpture of the Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków and Wrocław. In 2007, she was awarded the Prize of the Mayor of Wrocław in the Eugeniusz Geppert Painting Competition. In 2005, she won the Grand Prix in the Samsung Art Master competition. In 2012, she defended her doctoral thesis, which was devoted to the issue of destruction as an aesthetic category in the visual arts. She works mainly in oil and acrylic painting. Since 2010, she has been working with the theme of architectural ruin, especially in the context of the collapse of the idea of classical European architecture from the turn of the 20th century. Author of texts on art. Since 2008, she has been co-curator of the SURVIVAL Art Review in Wrocław.
She has held over a dozen individual exhibitions and dozens of group exhibitions in Poland and abroad. One of the most important recent achievements was her participation in a Polish-Japanese project entitled Power Games, realised at Higure in Gallery Tokyo, as well as at Old Villa in Kyoto, as part of the 2019 Think Thank Lab Triennale.
Kamil Moskowczenko - artist, curator, lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław. He has had 8 solo exhibitions and participated in dozens of group exhibitions at home and abroad. Co-founder of the EMDES Contemporary Art Gallery in Wrocław. Since 2011, he has participated in the artistic-research project 'Silesium' - devoted to the reinterpretation of the historical and cultural condition of Lower Silesia through contemporary artistic means. Since 2005, he has been associated with the art review "SURVIVAL", where he presented his installations and objects. He creates painting realisations, objects, installations and performances. Inspired by nature, he transforms it into an inspiration for his painting search. He creates paintings on the borderline between the visible and the invisible, representing and non-representing.