For Immediate Release
Press Release: Solo exhibition, installation , SomoS resident artist Agnieszka Rowinska
AFTERIMAGE – Agnieszka Rowińska
WHAT: Light installation involving translucent paintings
OPENING: Saturday March 18th, 6–9pm
DURATION: 20–25 March 2017, Daily 2–7pm, and by appointment (closed Sundays)
WHERE: SomoS Art House – Kottbusser Damm 95, 1. OG, 10967 Berlin
U8 Schönleinstrasse, exit Schinkestrasse
WHO: Agnieszka Rowińska, Polish installation and multimedia artist
BERLIN—March 7th, 2017 – From the 20th—25th of March 2017, Art Space and Cultural Centre ‘SomoS’ will display a kinetic painting/light installation created for a solo exhibition at SomoS by one of its current artist residents, Agnieszka Rowińska.
The artist will be presenting her largest-scale installation yet, and her first in the German capital: a large installation involving translucent paintings, paper sculptures and site-specific lighting offering a spectacle of appearing and disappearing, moving shadows, structures, silhouettes, and hues.
Rowińska’s work consists of images interweaving figuration and abstraction; whereby eerie figures of the human body are obscurely placed behind aesthetic semi-transparent painted screens. New media additionally plays a significant role to the piece, with artificial beams of light being projected through the painted panels from behind the display. The subsequent incandescence of the human figures offer a sudden hallucinogenic phantom representation to the viewer.
Another important element to the exhibition are the chosen postures of the human figures by the artist. Each pose has been extracted from prominent paintings such as “The Birth of Venus” by Botticelli to perform a further statement about the déjà-vu experience.
Rowińska draws inspiration of her work from ideas surrounding the spiritual; such as hallucination, vision and epiphany. She aims to explore the way in which these supernatural commentaries are encountered, developed and confronted according to region, class and background.
AFTERIMAGE is the end product of a 3-month residency by Agnieszka Rowińska at SomoS. The result of the installation is a fresh perspective and contemporary reexamination of experiences surrounding faith, belief, ancestry and extra-sensory perceptions.
About Agnieszka Rowińska:
Agnieszka Rowińska was born 1991 in Warsaw and is a graduate in painting from the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts. She additionally followed a student exchange program at the Faculty of Arts at Newcastle University.
Her previous exhibitions include: “Following W.S.” at Tarnów’s BWA Gallery; and the exhibition “Young Blood,” a project at the Socato Gallery in Wroclaw gathering notable graduates in Fine Arts across Poland. Rowińska’s first individual exhibition, “Vision,” was an installation hosted by the New Jerusalem art space in Warsaw. More Information
Selected by Artslant Magazine as one of Berlin’s most interesting art project organizations, SomoS Art House provides space and resources for the presentation, reflection and production of the arts.
Organizing an Artist-in-Residency program and an ambitious exhibition and event schedule, SomoS closely works with artists, organizers and curators to realize their projects.
SomoS’ mission is to create an international open framework for innovative arts, exhibitions, education and creative cooperation.
Throughout the year, SomoS Art House hosts a residency program for international artists for a three month period. Artists are assisted in the production of their in-house creative projects, leading finally to an exhibition revealing the result of their three-month residency. More Information
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