This exhibition is a record of artist Olga Anacka’s experience of the last 18 months, a time when when she returned to her regular art practice.
In this body of work, the artist expresses feelings and thoughts about experiencing the real. Perception is limited by the intellectual associations built upon societal codes and values. Olga Anacka attempts to establish such visual codes distinct to her, and the work is infused with references to nature and her Slavic heritage.
The artist applies cut-outs, stencils, and screen-printing techniques which allow her to freely manipulate shape references when designing the scene. In doing so, she explores the options and creates metaphysical worlds. Simplification of the shapes and gestures captured in everyday moments gives the observer an impression of a carefully designed stage where a familiar person may recognise features of the local landscape and architecture.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Olga Anacka was born in Poland where she studied visual arts specialising in painting, graphic, sculpture, and art teaching. She graduated from University of the Arts in Poznan in 2004, and later won an honourable mention in Olsztyn Art Biennial 2005, was shortlisted for Celeste Prize 2011 in Rome and 2012 in New York. She also received the ARTstap Open Submission Award in 2012, not exhibiting much after due to a personal situation. Since 2006 Olga has lived in Ireland, she moved to Newbridge in 2017. Her works are in private collections in Ireland, Poland, Germany, and United States.
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An interview with the artist will be published in the coming weeks.