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What are you doing this Saturday from 12-18:30? Hidden River Festival is taking place in a marvelous location beside the New River Path, near the East and West reservoirs at Woodberry Down. The Hidden River Festival is a free annual waterside event, giving local people a chance to enjoy a mix of live music, food stalls, art and fun for all the family with the aim of connecting the communities living alongside the New River, which runs through Hackney and Haringey. The festival is organized by Manor House Development Trust and the schedule looks pretty busy. 🙂

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I’ll be present at the festival as I’m doing a Draw with Sand – Create New Rivers workshop and selling small works of art, drawings, prints and KAJ – Krupinska Abalone Jewellery. This will be a good opportunity for any first-time art buyers to start a collection with an affordable piece of art.

 

I feel for our rivers, the veins of our lives and society. I’m incurably curious about where water comes from and how it is cleaned, appearing by magic in our taps! My Draw with Sand – Create New Rivers workshop gives us an opportunity to learn about our local water spaces and where tap water in Woodberry Down comes from. We are lucky to have Woodberry and Walthamstow Wetlands Nature Reserves on our doorstep. You can talk to me about your experiences walking outdoors while you learn to draw with sand and make your very own river drawing. You can get inspired by the maps of local water shapes, or simply create a phantasy river or lake from shades of sand and abalone mother of pearl flakes.

Competition for all participants: There will be a chance for all taking part to win a mini mountain lake artwork. I’ll pull a winner out of a hat at 5pm the same day.

I’ll be sharing a gazebo with a fantastic bio artist and friend Mellissa Fisher! Her workshop titled Microbial Me will give you a chance to create a microbial self-portrait! There is going to be so much happening. You can check out the festival program just below.

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HIDDEN RIVER FESTIVAL – SATURDAY 10th SEPTEMBER 2016 – 12:00 – 18:30

From Redmond Community Centre, along the canal paths of the New River on the East and West Reservoir and Lordship Road, Woodberry Down Estate – Kayani Avenue, N4 2HF

www.hiddenriverfestival.co.uk, www.facebook.com/events/273312146376886/

 

Sunday evening experiments bring some Prussian blue pigment and steel together. Sprinkling of icing sugar on top?

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This month is for questioning of the mediums I practice. I’m  making brand new works with use of colour and plaster; all this is set on normally a painting base – canvas. However, the painting is transformed into a sculpture! This new object questions its position. It “lives” between the mediums of painting and object art. Today’s piece is No. 2 of the new series of ‘Sculptures on Canvas’. I’d be interested to read, what you think. You can respond to it by commenting in the ‘comment box’ under the post. Thank you and see you soon! (To see the first sculpture on the canvas in the series, click on this link.)

 

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No.1 artwork of this year is finished. It was started at the 2-day sculpting demonstration ‘Blueberry extraction from plaster’  at The Stone Space Gallery in Leytonstone, London, where I’ve currently another ‘Pearl’ Sculpture in the show – ‘artFORMS‘. Show closes on Sunday Jan 6th, 6pm. If you’re interested to have a similar event in your venue or gallery, contact me for details please. Thank you.

Final touches new work, Jan 2, 2013 by Silvia Krupinska

Final touches on the new work. Plaster, limpet. 5.8cm © Silvia Krupinska

First sculpture of 2013 finished. Plaster, limpet. 5.8cm.© Silvia Krupinska

First sculpture of 2013 finished. Plaster, limpet. 5.8cm
© Silvia Krupinska

It’s coming to the end of the year, and I can’t believe it’s going so fast! I’ve decided to do a yearly post of my channel’s most viewed videos. here the list comes, enjoy…

1. Silvia Krupinska talking to artist Carne Griffiths at Debut Contemporary, 25.2.12.

 

2. Silvia Krupinska in ‘Czechin’ London’ documentary film (SK), 2010

 

3. Textures of Salt and Oil paintings, Homage to Lichens series, 2012.

 

4. Salt oil painting experiments in my studio, part I.

 

5. Silvia Krupinska talking to artist Rosie Emerson at The Other Art Fair 2011.

 

I’d like to say a big thank you to Rosie Emerson and Carne Griffiths! Thanks to you all for your ongoing support and I’m looking forward to making more artists’ interviews!


It’s my pleasure to announce a birth of another organic sculpture. Somehow this one is special to me as I’d been planning it for long time.

The images speak best, so I won’t write much more, apart I need to tell you this sculpture is called Perla and it is made from plaster-de-Paris and three pearls. It is 5.8 cm across and it’s available for a limited time directly from my studio.

I’m holding the pearl shell open, about to harvest my pearl. © Silvia Krupinska

Black pearl in a shell. © Silvia Krupinska

Three of my beautiful pearls I harvested. © Silvia Krupinska

Dust of black, white and pink pearl I produced. © Silvia Krupinska

Silvia Krupinska, Perla 2012. © Silvia Krupinska

Silvia Krupinska, Perla 2012. © Silvia Krupinska

Silvia Krupinska, Perla 2012. © Silvia Krupinska

 

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This is my smallest plaster sculpture to date (6 cm across). Work in progress.

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You might ask, why on earth would I want to make dust from a pearl? I say for the art of it. I’m always interested in different kinds of sculpting materials. Today I crashed two pearly shells. I’ve been collecting those for this purpose and finally the day came. Here are some of the results so far. More to come. Keep tuned.

Botany Bay near Margate

Silvia Krupinska, Outdoor instalation at Botany Bay, England, 2012, Copyright S.Krupinska 2012

 

 

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Working with these shells today.

These are images of my latest work in progress. This time instead of grapes, I’m using some blueberries as sculpting material. Blueberry extraction technique experiments have been fun to do, and I love the smell of the fruit as well. These are going to be a couple of very healthy art works! For the following two sculptures, I cast 15 blueberries each.

   

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I’m pleased to present a video of my PechaKucha presentation from ASC Erlang House, from earlier this year. 20 images, 20 seconds each on my work processes and inspirations. For the flyer please click here.

‘Soľ nad zlato’ in Eng. ‘Salt above Gold’, title of a Slovakian film fairy-tale, exploring preciousness of salt above all! I’ll be experimenting in my new works how the salt and gold ‘work’ together, in a form of a painting. Can’t wait!

Still from film - Salt above Gold, actress Libuše Šafránková, writen by_Bozena Nemcova, director_Martin Hollý, 1983

Silvia Krupinska, working title_ salt string 2012, 03

 

Image of a work in progress.

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Grape Extraction Sculpture and plasticine balls, installation idea for Organicities.

As Organicities approaches in 2 weeks I’m considering how to refresh the installation of my sculptures, especially those that are longing their “natural” environment. To be more specific, I’m talking about “From the Bottom of the Sea Sculptures“. To  make it feel more comfortable, and “like at home” I’m having a go at testing it’s unfinished cousin, plaster ball, immersed in water. There might be even special guests joining, it would be VIF to be precise. To find out more about them, pop in to Debut Contemporary on Saturday15th October 12-5. If you would like to read the press release click here, or for e-flyer click here.

Experiments with the installation of From the Bottom of the Sea Sculpture.

Testing of an unfinished plaster ball in water, is making me think that VIF guests will be coming in! You'll be sure to find out their names on 15.10.11, in Debut Contemporary.

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