Małgorzata Pindel Kryjak
Arte24 coverage from the Premio ARTEmide exhibition
About works presented during the 14th International Autumn Salon of Art, and XVIII Salon Wielkopolski
Małgorzata Pindel-Kryjak is a painter of emotions. She illuminates the emotionally charged compositions just like a lantern - the main, though unobtrusive, theme of her creations, with delicate points. Through colour and texture, the artist forms a narrative in her abstract paintings. Interfusing impressionism and expressionism within hues of green, sky-blue, purple and gray, she tempts the viewer by creating gradiations reminiscent of ephemeral atmospheric phenomena. Bright spots - lanterns - entice, give hope, attract and astonish us, adventurers seeking artistic experiences.
Justyna Weronika Łabądz.
Writer, art historian
"About Gosia, for Gosia"
I met Małgosia at university. She stood out with a temperament revealing her defiant nature. She eagerly and passionately discussed modern art with lecturers, which wasn't the most obvious choice amongst students of art history, as most of them had eyes only for the past. I did not know too much about her, but I saw her strength and uncompromising nature, which were concealing the high sensitivity of a person desiring to understand relativity and various layers of art, and to understand its truth and essence.
After many years I discovered that Gosia paints. Reproductions of her arts have reached me. These are intensely colourful abstract landscapes. They are spaces where multicoloured surfaces meet just like the colliding of emotional charges. The longer I commune with them, the more they amaze me with their intensity, unpretentiousness and sincerity. The artworks are full of life in its various colours and forms. I find sadness, longing, hope, joy and even anger within them.
The lantern is a very frequent theme of her paintings. It is a light indicating the boundary between land and ocean. It is also, or maybe even primarily, a landmark in the image's autonomous space. To me it is a signal that the abstract world can connect with the world of already known symbols. Suddenly, that space forms contours of meanings, but is not connected to them. It escapes from the necessity of naming what I see. The lantern is a safe harbour to venture into the vast waters of my imagination.
Thanks to it I can boldly surrender to senses carried through colours and the strength of their combinations. It leads me to the abstract place of "nowhere and everywhere", where I can build my own harbour. In these paintings I find lots of freedom - its author's - but also with place for my own - in interpretation, sensing and simply being with them.
Through the mind's eye, in dynamic traces of a paintbrush, I see Gosia in an art studio, moving fiercely and dynamically. She is very focused and full of energy. These paintings are her. In her strength, courage, intensity and beauty.
Visual artist, art historian
Chief executive of the Paris Foundation
"LATARNIK": fragments of light and hope in the works of Małgorzata Pindel
Małgorzata Pindel Kryjak (MAGOSIA) was born in Poland where she trained academically and, after her degree in Art History at the University of Silesia, in 2019 she graduated from the Berlin painting studio Dachboden and enteredndo art as a stage of a research path, human and professional, undertaken in the same way as a path towards the light of knowledge.
Strongly inspired by the stories of the Old Testament, MAGOSIA takes up the account of the Genesis of the Jacob Scale, already mentioned by many Artists of the past, a symbol of contemplative life and a half to reach other worlds amplifying the concept of mysticism and the feeling of total communion with the creative nature..
The abstract works, loaded with transcendent interpretations, are built following a precise compositional system that is articulated in the relationship between color and matter/light and space, in search of a structural dynamism; the physicality of the chromatic doughs and the symbolic references of colors emphasize the dimension of otherness, of the unlimited and the spiritual.
The pictorial matter, pasty and graceful, is laid out all over the surface of the color block canvas (horizontal and vertical) without the help of means and tools recreating rudimentary geometric shapes in space and, through successive stratifications creates games of veiling and tonal passages that, like a chromatic magma, come out of the surface of the paintings.
Thanks to the balance of the relationship between brightness and amplitude of the colors, the works are ideally divided into horizontal bands by a line that refers to the horizon and that, soft and uncertain, allows the colors to merge until (topenetratebythe light, warm and blazing that from the center radiates the whole canvas, like a flame (represented by a spot of warm color). orizzontali da
In the artistic production of MAGOSIA converge humanistic and theological studies focused on the theme of ascension intended as a process of elevation, of the path to the top (translated with the constant presence of a staircase, (stylized to the point of exhaustion with a black stretch, bridge between earth and sky) illuminated by the light that like a purifying flame burns in each of us but also like that of a lantern , of a lighthouse, guiding sailors along the route.
An inner and almost religious adventure that is told through the universality of art.
Critical Text Ilaria Giacobbi
© 2020 Małgorzata Pindel Kryjak
Design: Sebastian Pindel
Translated by: Joanna Zielińska
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