Agnieszka Rowińska

SomoS Artist-in Residence early 2017

01.01.2017   - 31.03.2017

Drawing inspiration from ideas surrounding spiritual phenomena such as hallucinations, vision and epiphany, SomoS Artist-in Residence early 2017, Agnieszka Rowińska (PL) creates images interweaving figuration and abstraction. A graduate from the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts, her paintings and installations focus on experiences of the unreal, the inexplicable and supernatural. Using a combination of painting, light and new media, Rowińska explores the way in which these supernatural commentaries are encountered, developed and confronted according to region, class and background.

I explore layers of visual representation, searching for language that would express the transcendent ideas of spirituality. I try to find a way to talk about the invisible part of reality. I want to understand why some people believe in the supernatural, how they experience these events.

Agnieszka Rowińska, Artist’s Statement
SomoS Artist-in Residence early 2016 Agnieszka Rowińska
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.

Previous exhibitions of Rowińska include: “Following W.S.” at Tarnów’s BWA Gallery. The exhibition “Young Blood” was a project at the Socato Gallery in Wroclaw gathering notable Fine Arts graduates from across Poland. Her first individual exhibition, “Vision,” was an installation hosted by the New Jerusalem art space in Warsaw.

As SomoS Artist-in Residence early 2017, Rowińska developed this concept further, creating a large-scale interactive installation; an ephemeral and mysterious spectacle of appearing and moving shapes, structures, silhouettes and hues, expressing thoughts surrounding spirituality and the supernatural. It wasl be presented at her solo AIR exhibition Afterimage, which was presented from March 18 – 24, 2017 at SomoS’ exhibition space.