Krystyna Pasterczyk

About artist


Born in Jasło, 1960. From 1981 to 1986 she studied Painting under Professor Zenon Moskwa, Sculpture under Professor Jan Herma and Philosophy under Professor Bronislaw Kunda at the Cieszyn Faculty of Pedagogy and Art of Silesian University. She also participated in the programme Art at the University headed by Professor Jerzy Wroński. In 1985 she completed a J. Albers colour course taught by Micheal Kidner in Cieszyn. She is currently associated with the Department of Sculpture of the Cieszyn Institute of Art, where she heads the section of Sculpture and Intermedia. Since 2009, she has been also heading the Section of Sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice. She creates sculptures, art objects, works of installation art and videos. Between 1991 and 2001 she was a member of an informal art group whose members included Marek Chlanda, Marek Kuś, Piotr Lutyński, Krzysztof Morcinek and Andrzej Szewczyk. In her art she has clearly departed from the idea of academic aesthetics, or searches for ways to express art based on formal rules with reliance on established techniques, in favour of artistic means of expression based on conceptual and existential justifications without, however, compromising the value of subjects in her creations, which, to use her own words, she is able to transform into concrete poetry. The subject matter of her works is heavily laced with meaning.


Krystyna Pasterczyk

Homage to Malte

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