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Title: Sacrum i Profanum - pokazać niewidzialne
Authors: Wajda, Anna
Advisor: Knopek, Józef
Keywords: akwaforta; akwatinta; grafika artystyczna; profanum w sztuce; sacrum w sztuce; technika suchego tłoku
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Katowice : Uniwersytet Śląski
Abstract: The main theme of my doctorate studies are the terms Sacred and Profane in the context of the Christian culture. These terms are immeasurable in its wide and deep meaning. I express my feelings and thoughts through the colors and material structure of my graphics, even its tiniest component is indispensible and has a certain meaning. I picture Sacred as a complete excellence, something extra sensual, pure. However, Profane is material. It creates an esthetic and colorful burden; it’s a longing, searching for satisfaction. I’m trying to show through my graphics how the will to follow Sacred influences our fight with flaws and exchange of what’s temporary for something complete, the light and eternity. Choosing the right technique is strictly related with the theme, while the attempt to express something mystical is related with using non material substances like the light. To fully understand my graphics is crucial to be sensitive to each and every component of the artwork, including: texture, paper grammage and substance, contrast and color depth. All of these components cause emotional and sententious impact. All of these components cause emotional and sententious impact. I’d like to continue the thought of professor Filipowska by calling these series of work as contemplative art that shows “great values with the language of beauty”. Thanks to the abundance of graphic technics I’m crossing the line from the darkness, that is materiality, towards the exit for humanity, the light; the Absolute. I’m also inspired with the abstractive art, especially the theories and work of Kazimierz Malewicz and Wassilij Kandinsky. Following their footsteps I’m continuing their search for art that’s intuitive, sensitive and ascetic in its stylistic devices, to show the mystical richness of the metaphysical experiences. I can distinguish the universality of art in striving to portray something intangible and extra sensual. That’s why I often refer to, both in content and material, to “writing icons” as means to partially cover the road of the emotional and spiritual dialogue. I endeavor to show the light’s mysticism using it as a tool, goal, as well as an integral component of my works. Moderate and thought-out colors of the graphics enable me to clearly and precisely express my intentions and symbols contained in each of my masterpieces. White, gold, black broken with blue have a specific ideological and symbolical expression. While working on my work series Sacred and Profane – illustrate the invisible, I discovered another manner to express myself artistically. I broke out of part of my conservatism, which was characteristic to my works till now, thanks to numerous technical experiments and opening up for a bit of randomness, as well as accepting the natural character and features of each material I used. In addition, the moderate stylistic devices allow a deeper and more emotional reception of my creations. I hope that esthetic experiences from watching my graphics will move the spectators and lead us to meditate, contemplate, and listen to our inner selves to perceive something timeless.
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