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agata czeremuszkin- chrut

TO BE TITLED


agata czeremuszkin- chrut

TO BE TITLED


TO BE TITLED This is the first presentation of Agata Czeremuszkin-Chrut’s works made exclusively on paper. These works, like the other large format paintings by the artist, are an insightful study of the complex structure of the human both on the natural and spiritual level. By choosing the appropriate means of artistic expression (such as deaestheticization, deformation, schematization, geometrisation) the painter creates a world that provokes the viewer to explore the realm of human experience, which is usually pushed into the background or is completely overlooked. It is all about emotions and relationships. About loneliness, being lost, misunderstood and the internal heroic struggle inside us. Czeremuszkin-Chrut strives to capture all of this in her neo-figurative art whose basic assumptions have been processed into individual language of expressional painting. The focus of Czeremuszkin-Chrut is the individual, with all of their complexities, human life, alienation,

emotions and anonymity, which she then transforms into her paintings. They are also all biological processes, physicality and energy, which are transformed into paintings, which is not intentional and planned, but rather subconscious, sensual and intuitive. This art is not autobiographical, but universal. The artist doesn’t want to impose her own rigid interpretation. The sense of presentation is only gently being suggested by enigmatic titles. This is because Agata Czeremuszkin-Chrut appreciates freedom, not only her own but also the recipient’s. As she said “I avoid over-intellectualizing, I do not like to fill my art with gibberish information, socially or politically correct”. We will not find literal and obvious messages in these paintings, but will be allowed to read them individually – and that will make them more reliable. After all, when dealing with art, this is considered a superior value. Kama Wróbel


WORKS


24h, mix media on paper, 32Ă—24 cm, 2012


3 legs, mix media on paper, 32Ă—24 cm, 2014


Girl, mix media on paper,30,5Ă—23 cm, 2013


Hunters, mix media on paper, 30,5Ă—23 cm, 2014


Ground, mix media on paper, 32Ă—24 cm, 2012


I can’t walk, mix media on paper, 32×24 cm, 2010


I don’t need you, mix media on paper, 32×24 cm, 2010


2×2, mix media on paper, 30,5×23cm, 2014


Landscape, mix media on paper, 32Ă—24 cm, 2013


Laziness, mix media on paper, 35Ă—23 cm, 2014


Light Green, mix media on paper, 32Ă—24 cm, 2012


Runner, mix media on paper, 32Ă—24 cm, 2014


Spine, mix media on paper, 32Ă—24 cm, 2014


Strange, mix media on paper, 32Ă—24 cm, 2011


Too much love, mix media on paper, 32Ă—24 cm, 2011


Uniform, mix media on paper, 30,5Ă—23 cm, 2014


VLP ON, mix media on paper, 32Ă—24 cm, 2011


Yellow, mix media on paper, 32Ă—24 cm, 2014


Water&Sand, mix media on paper, 32Ă—24 cm, 2011


BIOGRAPHY


Agata was born in 1983 in Poland. She graduated from the High School of

Fine

Arts

(Czestochowa,

Poland)

with

a

specialization

in

Graphic

Design. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw this year with a Master’s degree in Painting. She has participated in several art events in Europe and North America. Her paintings can be found in many private collections in Belgium, Great Britain, Poland, Austria and the United States. Agata’s works do not have any philosophical or theoretical background. She purposefully tries to eliminate everything which is only an attachment to the painting and its quintessence, and to achieve a pure sense of each work. SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2013 – Paper - Canvas - Wall , MOSART, Gorzów Wielkopolski, Poland 2013 – Minimalisation, 022 Gallery, OW ZPAP, Wroclaw, Poland 2012 – Body language, Agora Gallery, Wroclaw, Poland 2012 – Beds, Elektor Gallery, Warsaw, Poland 2012 – Zmysły Sztuki, Museum – Palace in Wilanow, Warsaw, Poland 2011 – Skin on skin, EC Gallery, Chicago, USA 2009 – Relations, Jazzownia Liberalna, Warsaw, Poland 2009 – Write letters, Dluga Gallery BOK – Boleslawiec, Poland 2009 – Paintings, EC Gallery, Chicago, USA SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2013 – Interference, Polish-German art project, Sokolnicki Fort Gallery, Warsaw, Poland 2013 – Nord Art, Kunstwerk Carlshutte, Schleswig-Holstein Germany. 2013 – The Third Triennal of Polish Contemporary Painting, BWA Rzeszow, Poland (nominated for a prize) 2012 – Wave, Baltic Art Gallery, Koszalin, Poland 2012 – Art n’Bloom, Brussels, Belgium 2011 – Within young figuration, Platon Gallery, Wroclaw, Poland 2011– Spring Benefit-Kaleidoscope, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL, USA


2010 – The second Triennal of Polish Contemporary Painting, BWA Rzeszów, Poland 2010 – The Marian Michalik IV Competition for Young Painters, City Gallery, Czestochowa, Poland 2010 – Triennal of small painting forms, Torun, Poland 2010 – Intimacy, Flying Gallery, Warsaw, Poland 2009 – Contemporary figrated themed works, winter show in EC Gallery with T.Bilecki, Chicago, USA 2009 – Reflections, Polish Center of Wisconsin Gallery, Franklin, WI, USA 2009 – Paintings: Body, Object, Texture” EC Gallery, Chicago, USA 2008 – Bloom project, Brussels, Belgium 2008 – Podwodny Wroclaw” Festival, group exhibition, Browar Mieszczanski, Wroclaw, Poland 2008 – BWA Awangarda Gallery, Wroclaw, graduated exhibition, Poland 2008 – 127m2 of painting – realization of mural painting in Browar Mieszczanski, Wroclaw, Poland and more.. AWARDS AND GRANTS 2011 – selected to Studio Visit Magazine – spring 2011 edition 2007 – Around the Coyote, Curator’s Choice (curated by Shannon Stratton), Chicago, USA 2007 – Education grant from City Hall Wroclaw 2007 – Art grant from City Hall Wroclaw

EDUCATION 2011–2012 Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw (postgraduate – education) 2008 – M.F.A. Diploma, Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw 2003 – 2008 Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw (painting department) 2007– Edinburgh College of Art- scholarship UE Socrates-Erasmus 1998–2003 Art College, Czestochowa, Poland (graphic design – publishing)


Agata Czeremuszkin-Chrut To be tited Publisher E|C Gallery 215 N. Aberdeen | Chicago IL 60607 P. 312.850.0924 www.ec-gallery.com Curator Ewa Czeremuszkin

Photos Agata Czeremuszkin-Chrut Anna Nosowicz Graphic design Kama WrĂłbel

Agata Czeremuszkin-Chrut To be titled 01–03.2014 E|C Gallery 215 N. Aberdeen|Chicago IL 60607 www.ec-gallery.com



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