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I’ve just returned from a short but very productive stay in Slovakia. Apart from a lovely family occasion, my cousin’s wedding, I’ve been busy working on a new collaboration with Poprad Museum, I’ve also met Kris from LivePozitive oz. and did a mini workshop in Creative Mapping and Cartography in Centrum Pod Lesom in The High Tatras.

I want to write one or two blog posts inspired by my stay in Poprad. But for now, an image of some work in progress. Once the series is finished, it will become a part in the permanent collection within the ‘Neanderthal Room’ in above mentioned, Poprad Museum. More to be revealed soon.

Work in progress. 'Herbar from Ganovce' 2014

Work in progress. ‘Herbar from Ganovce’ 2014

It’s the time to look at my art practice and rewrite my artist statement. But firstly, very freely, I’d like to share free-handedly this flow of words and ideas with you, my followers. Don’t worry. There won’t be any massive changes. As I grow and learn I gradually realize that the textures I have been relying on and all I love doing, whether it’s sculpting, drawing or even making the KAJ jewellery, all those actions are headed towards one direction. Fully or partially touching on the themes of nature and ecology, geography and history, broadly speaking. My love of textures and making is stronger than ever. I am aware of certain needs I have (not talking of the finance), something that the making alone isn’t covering. I want to stay neutral and non-judgemental in the concepts I use in my art practice, but at the same time mapping out, bringing to attention, describing how I see events, things and our surroundings. Simply bringing these certain issues to visual forms and formats to my audience, presented and translated to my own artistic language – organic sculpture, painting and drawing. Nature and natural forms have always interested me. I want to bring you the issues I care about and I want to make you understand where I (ideologically and geographically) come from.

 

Silvia Krupinska, Rivers of the Heart, detail, abalone drawing, 2014. All rights reserved.

Silvia Krupinska, Rivers of the Heart, detail, abalone drawing, 2014.                          All rights reserved.

 

I need to come out of the ‘cloud’ and be more specific what I’m trying to say. I can do that using a strong example of what happened to me a couple of weeks ago. To be precise, nothing happened to me, but I read a news article about one river that is special to me. River Poprad, in the town (Poprad, Slovakia) where I was born. As if a member of my family died, I read the story with tears in my eyes. The River Poprad was let down. We as its carers and community, we let it down. It had been poisoned! Cyanide penetrated the river and killed all alive in it including some vegetation running along vast 5-7 km. It will take at least 5 years for the river to ‘come back’ to its normality, I’ve learnt from the internet. The poison appeared in the river in the industrial Matejovce near Poprad all the way to and a bit beyond Kezmarok. This incident/crime is one of the reasons why I’m consciously going to focus, zoom in and explore effects of mankind on the planet. I now make the themes of water (lakes, rivers, sea and its shores, ice) as my main source of inspiration.

 

Detail with Velke Hincovo pleso and River Poprad, abalone drawing. Working title 'Birth of Rieka Poprad'. With ten mountain lakes and four rivers. © Silvia Krupinska 2014

Detail with Velke Hincovo pleso and River Poprad, abalone drawing. Working title ‘Birth of Rieka Poprad’. With ten mountain lakes and four rivers.
© Silvia Krupinska 2014

 

I’m planning and developing an important solo exhibition in the Slovak Embassy in London for the next year (April 2015). I’m writing this unofficially, I need to secure the finance and pin down my sponsors and grants first. The theme of the show will be ‘Water’ – the essence of life and wellbeing. As these large projects come, I feel this need to pull my ideas, myself together. Hence maybe the focus in my art has been shifting from only making, enjoying and sharing my creations to also adding stronger conceptual message to them – with the ecological undertone.

I think these four paragraphs are enough. I hope I clarified my intentions and aims for the future, if not fully than at least partly and I sincerely believe that the coming years are going to be the best so far! On this optimistic note I end my blog post. I can’t thank you enough for reading it and supporting me and my artistic practice by visiting my blog. I need lots more time to think, I need lots more advice to become a better artist I’m today. I would love any feedback, advice you might want to give me. If you feel you would like to support me and my upcoming exhibition in April 2015 (when I turn 35 oh gosh!) then please don’t hesitate to contact me or even have a look at my online store, where I offer some small to medium artworks and KAJ jewellery, or make an appointment to visit my studio to see the works in person. I’d be ever so grateful.

Thank you

Silvia

 


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Last Sunday the weather forecast promised to stay sunny, so we took this opportunity to visit another part of the UK – Suffolk, where I’d never been. We drove to a little village called Covehithe, which has a stunning nature and unique surroundings. Over 100 species of birds live in the Benacre Natural Reserve, which is near by. What I find fascinating about this area, is the fact how crumbly the coast is. The clay, sand and the stones in the cliffs there seem ‘puff pastry layered’ and ever changing. Salinity and the sea hitting the cliffs takes away part of England each time the tide is up high and the sea gets rough. As much as 4.5 metres each year fall down in these conditions, I read on Wikipedia. The thought, that one day, this would be gone, transformed and changed forever is puzzling. Even the fresh water pools and broads near by, such as Covehithe and Benacre Broads, would become salty and the local animal habitat would be pushed away, eaten by the sea! Whether this happens due to the raising sea levels, melting of glaciers, or simply because the land and the soil has these ‘feather fragile’ qualities, and was always going to fall down, this is a sad story. I’m on the other hand curious to see what happens in the next 5 years, and I’m planning to revisit the sight. 

 

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I created two new artworks, commissioned for a Winter Show (December 1st – December 24th 2013) at Bank Eye Art Centre, all inspired by the Benacre Natural Reserve. The diptych is part I of the story of this coast, and my mapping of it with abalone mother of pearl will continue in 5 years, when I plan (if not earlier) to re-visit it, and document the sad progress of fall. On the images, you can see two broads we walked around, Covehithe and Benacre Broad. The line in each image represents the near by coast-line, which is ever dangerously moving in!

 

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Dimensions: 33x45x3.5 cm framed
Medium: cotton rag paper, abalone mother of pearl, glue

 

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I leave this post open to comments and discussion. Do you know of an area similar to this? Are you thinking about a similar issue? Let me know, lets talk about it, educate ourselves and each other. The nature needs us, but not more than we need her!

Until next time, good bye! Thanks for reading.

I can’t wait to show my art in Slovakia for the first time, since I moved in London nearly fifteen years ago! I’m doing an exhibition, hopefully one of many to come there, where it all began, where I grew up and my ideas, ideologies and sensibilities began to form. All of this influenced by my amazing family and friends, but also the nature. Having a natural reserve round the corner helped, I guess!? The mountains and meadows I knew so intimately, stayed with me.

The shape of The High Tatras Mountains is captivating and very powerful image. I still see it in my mind so vividly; remembering looking outside of the window. I’m sure that this has influenced me so much, I’ve became a sculptor! I feel it in my bones. Painting itself was no longer enough… I need to create a kind of mass and texture, variation of surfaces and objects; hence I found sculpting more fulfilling. It is my inner artistic need.

And you know what they say? …

You can take the girl out of the mountains, but you can’t take the mountains out of the girl!   

 

Please join me if you can at Foyer Domu Kultúry (Culture House), Štefánikova 99/72, 058 01 Poprad – for my show Mountain Lakes and Fragments from       8. – 15. October 2013, during XXI. International Mountain Film Festival. You can read more as the articles are pouring in (aren’t I lucky and happy!), on Livepozitive website,  i-Lemon.sk and others. This exhibition is supported and organized by Livepozitive O.N. What a lovely bunch of people, without whom this wouldn’t be possible. I’d like to thank Livepozitive wholeheartedly, and I’m so looking forward to being in Poprad for my exhibition! Bring it on.

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What am I going to show in Plesa a Fragmenty show? You can see a variation of art works in four series. They are paintings Homage to Lichens, The Mountain Lakes Series, Installation with Organic Sculptures, and my début set of photographic works, editioned C-type prints – Ria Formosa in Empty Quarter Desert I & II

I’ll be tweeting (@silviakrupinska) and putting some images from the exhibition on Facebook too. Follow the show on #PlesaFragmenty. Thank you for reading. You are great, getting down all the way to the bottom of the post. Whoop, whoop!

 

 

 

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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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I’ve started a new sculptural-painterly series on canvas. It’s going to be colourful and textural and I’m pleased to show you the first finished piece. What do you think? I’m off to the studio to start another…thanks for watching!

 

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On the image above is highlighted the region where I was born. Slovakia has a huge significance to me, as I lived there for the first eighteen years of my life. Interestingly, I’ve spent all my adult life in the UK. Being a visual artist, I’ve been exhibiting here, mostly in London, and I’ve been lucky enough to show my work abroad as well. However, not once since I’d moved to London, I’d shown in Slovakia! This puzzles me and I decided to make this right and interact more with the Slovak Galleries and my homeland artists. The next two or three blog posts will be introducing exactly those galleries from my region that I’m talking with. There is the potential to exhibit in them, as well as to take part in the international symposiums, and I’m excited about these prospects. Not forgetting to mention supportive and lovely Live Pozitive Organization about which I’ll dedicate the whole blog post NO.3 of this series.

The Spiš Artists’ Gallery, Spišská Nová Ves, Slovakia

The Spiš Artists’ Gallery, Spišská Nová Ves, Slovakia

The first gallery is The Spis Artists’ Gallery (Galéria umelcov Spiša), one of the youngest collecting institutions in the region, but also in Slovakia (25 years old). Its breathtaking Renaissance architecture with three-dimensional division with cross and barrel vaults with well-preserved details of arcades, columns, cornices and beams will blow your mind away. The current and permanent exhibitions aren’t dominated by the surroundings, quite the contrary, they work together in harmony. There is an outdoor space with The Garden of Art too. The exposition activity of the gallery maps and presents mainly the artists with relations to the Spis Region (see map on top), but it also touches Slovak Visual Art and not in a small amount it presents the work of foreign artists.

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Amongst others, I loved the current exhibition SACRAL ELEMENTUM II, which consists of two parts – IKONY (ICONS) / original historical icons from collections of Zemplin Museum. This part was curated by Mgr. Dana Barnová and SAKRÁLNE V SÚČASNOM VÝTVARNOM UMENÍ (SACRAL IN CONTEMPORARY ART) including artists Katarína Balúnová – Andrea Čepiššáková – Michaela Knížová – Matúš Lányi – Martin Mlynarič – Dorota Sadovská – Monika Stacho – Viktória Šoltisová – Ján Vasilko – Eva Tkáčiková was curated by Lucia Benická, Kamila Paceková. Artists Michaela Knížová and Matúš Lányi caught my attention, I bring you a few photos of their works and a video by Michaela Knížová.

Matúš Lányi, IHS, 2012. Oil on canvas

Matúš Lányi, IHS, 2012. Oil on canvas

Michaela Knížová, still from video performance Sv. Agata, 2012,

Michaela Knížová, still from video performance Sv. Agata, 2010, which you can watch below.

Michaela Knížová, Photographic Installation accompanying video and performance Sv. Agata, 2009

Michaela Knížová, Photographic Installation accompanying video and performance Sv. Agata,

While visiting the gallery, I’ve had a chance to discover three permanent exhibitions. Two of them indoors – JOZEF HANULA’s drawings and paintings and the recently installed TERRA GOTHICA (Gotická cesta) – and the remaining outdoor exposition which opened in 2002, THE GARDEN OF ART, full of magnificent sculptures! A quick example of an outdoor installation I saw there is a piece by Miroslav Broos, ‘Darovanie zeme, 2013’ (free translation Earthly Gift). This is a process-based work which contains bulbs of soil collected in different locations, and those are then left to open up and disintegrate to dust. I love this process and look what was left for me to see when I visited (image. 2)! It’s nearly all turned to mud!

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1. Miroslav BrooŠ, ‘Darovanie zeme, 2013‘ at the beginning of the process. Photo: GUS Facebook

Miroslav BrooŠ, 'Darovanie zeme, 2013', 'Giving to the Earth' 2013 (free translation), few months later...

2. Miroslav BrooŠ, ‘Darovanie zeme, 2013‘, ‘Earthly Gift’ 2013 (free translation), few months later…late July 2013.

And finally, I bring you to the last sculpture of this blog post. I was intrigued by Amálka Ľudmila Valenčíková‘s, piece Infiltration of Inner Space (Prenikanie vnutorneho priestoru) 2006, which is situated in THE GARDEN OF ART

Amalka Ludmila Valencikova, Infiltration of Inner Space detail, Prenikanie vnutorneho priestoru, detail, 2006

Amalka Ludmila Valencikova, Infiltration of Inner Space detail, Prenikanie vnutorneho priestoru, detail, 2006

Amalka Ludmila Valencikova, Infiltration of Inner Space, Prenikanie vnutorneho priestoru 2006

Amalka Ludmila Valencikova, Infiltration of Inner Space, Prenikanie vnutorneho priestoru 2006

I’d asked the artist three very short questions in an email interview and this is what Amálka Ľudmila Valenčíková said:

SK Q: What are you focusing on now in your works, what changed since 2006, the year when you participated in the sculptural symposium in Spis Artists’ Gallery in Spisska Nova Ves and you produced the sculpture ‘Infiltration of Inner Space’ (Prenikanie vnutorneho priestoru)?

ALV A: Since then a lot has changed. I’m more focused on creations that are less demanding on space. I still like making installations and I’m drawn to organic shapes but with more intimate resonance and feeling. The new topics of femininity are present. For example in my solo exhibition in Spis Artists’ Gallery in 2011, ‘Zbieram krajky, čipky, zn. aj poškodené prineste do galérie.'(I’m collecting varied lace, even damaged, please bring to the gallery) I introduced some interactive elements in my work too. (Photo below)

Amalka Ludmila Valencikova, Interineer 01, 2011

Amalka Ludmila Valencikova, Interi(nn)er 01, 2011

SK Q: What project are you currently working on?

ALV A:  I’m happily busy working on my relationship with my baby daughter; I’m on maternity leave, so most of my time is taken. However, this is very inspiring!

SK Q: As a sculptor, what materials do you prefer?

ALV A: I like natural materials. But what really interests me about them is their combination with other matter, often ready-made. For example silicon, epoxy, textile, plastic and others…and I mustn’t forget to mention lace too as a prime material combined with mirrors, paint, gold leaf, other metal objects, stones and other.

So that was the quick email interview with Amalka Ludmila Valencikova. Next time I’m in Slovakia, I’m going to bring you more in depth interviews with one, or more of these talented artists. I’ll keep you updated on any progress I’ll have in talks with the gallery and this brings me in a way to a natural end of the post. I hope you enjoyed this brief insight of my personal recommendations. Do visit Slovakia, the Spis Region and the gallery itself to have a look. I would love your comments and any recommendations you might have. As always, you can leave those in the ‘comment’ box or on twitter, and also on Facebook. In the next post, I’ll be introducing a gallery in my birth town, Poprad, Tatra Gallery Elektraren. See you then.

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The Spis Artists’ Gallery 

Zimná 46
SK – 052 01 Spišská Nová Ves
tel.: +421 53 4464710sekretariat@gus.sk, director: riaditel@gus.sk, Facebook: GUS Galeria umelcov Spisa

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Tickets and opening hours:

Tuesday – Friday 8.30 – 16.30,  Saturday: 9.00 – 13.00

 

Admission (gallery offers 5 individual exhibiting spaces):

Adults: € 1 / 1 exhibition; € 2,50 / all 5 galleries

Children, students, others: € 0,50 / 1 exhibition; € 1,50 / all 5 galleries

Family ticket: € 2,50 / 1 exhibition; € 5,50 / all 5 galleries

Video and photo upon agreement: € 2 / person

 

 

The give-away now ended and I’m certainly going to continue this new tradition in the near future, so if you missed it this time, don’t worry! I’m sending the artworks to eight of you in Canada, America and Europe. I’m so pleased with the input I received, thank you ever so much dear followers! Artist Joanna Rose Tidey also contributed with her landscape descriptions, and this is what she said about Organic Art Give-away:

“So happy that I will be receiving one of Silvia Krupinska’s pieces in the post!!! Am such a fan of her work! Find such a connection with her organic pieces, her thoughtfulness of her work. A piece that is made from abalone shell, something I carry around my neck every day for the past 6-7 years. Her work is sensitive to the materials sourced- if you haven’t had a peek at her work bows a chance to”

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This is how it started:

My art has a lot to do with different landscapes that I lived near by, visited or that in other way influenced me. Email me on silviakrupinska@gmail.com with a short paragraph of how and which landscape had an effect on you whatever country you live in, possibly which one you’d love to visit and in 4 weeks I’ll pick 8 people to whom I will post special signed artworks I’ll make for them on a white tag. (Feel free to include an image in your email and put ‘Landscapes’ in the subject line. Remember to include your postal address too.) Who will receive ‘Heavy Mountain Lake’ in post from me?

Follow me on Twitter @silviakrupinska with #OrganicArtGiveaway or like my Facebook page click here.

Silvia Krupinska, Tazke Pleso 2013 _Heavy Mountain Lake 2013. Abalone on white tag.

Silvia Krupinska, Tazke Pleso 2013 _Heavy Mountain Lake 2013. Abalone on white tag.

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Hello from a sunny London! I thought my blog posts have become more frequent lately, if you’re a subscriber sorry if your inbox is receiving too many updates. To my defence, this is my season..creative season. And when I’m rolling, I’m unstoppable! Just kidding. I’ve decided to use this single post for updates on myOrigins’ project at Unit 3 Projects. I’ll add photos and text to it, as it develops. I won’t create new single posts on the same theme of  ‘Origins’ but I’ll just add on to this one, that way you’re spared emails …saying that, do come back to keep track and see new ideas and you’re more than welcome to visit me in the space (email first silviakrupinska at gmail.com) or at the event on 23 May! Facebook event link. Before I forget, Thank you to ASC for putting my event on their website! Now there is a statement I’ve written about my inspirations behind Origins, click here to read it.

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Origins Day 1 outdoors: 1 May 2013

I did a photo shoot with my organic sculpture ‘Farol’ in Epping Forest. The sculpture is one of the larger ones in the series, I was curious to see it outdoors. And then, this dog found it very puzzling to discover it…check it out!

© Silvia Krupinska 2013

© Silvia Krupinska 2013

Origins Day 1 indoors: 1 May 2013

Discovering  light and dark of the Unit 3 Projects space in this 55 second video.

Origins Day 7 indoors: 7 May 2013

I’ve some good news to report. I’ve secured a sponsor for Origins! Thanks to Jim’ll Mix It company I’ll have a hill of sand for my installation at Unit 3 Projects. I’m so excited as I always wanted to fulfil this idea…I’ll bring you some images from the process, as it develops.

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14 May, sand in day! Never worked so hard in my life!

(Need to work even harder to bring all the sand out soon! Helpers welcomed)

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Happy to announce I’ve another sponsor for the event. Local company The Nut House will supply their fresh cakes, dried fruit and nuts. Thank you!

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17 May 2013 – 6 days to the event

130 metres of ribbon is ready to be hanged for my ‘May Installation’ on Wednesday in Empson Street. You can’t miss it on Thursday on your way to Unit 3 Projects ‘Origins’ event 6-9 pm.
‘May Installation’ is inspired by a Slovak old tradition of ‘Majov/Mays’, which is considered the most romantic gesture of all, not practised so much nowadays. A young man would go in the forest to search for the tallest best tree to bring to his girlfriend. Before setting it in the ground, he’d add ribbons and decorate it with a hope to marry her. ‘Mays’ are also known to protect new houses from bad luck and ghosts…

May Installation for Origins is ready to be hanged May 2013

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Some new works made especially for the event, from ‘Mountain Lakes’ series below – coming in two sizes – 19.5cm sqare and 14cm square in abalone.

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Event day and exhibition

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Hello. I’ve been thinking how often one can get lost in contemporary art and its meanings. I for this reason for the first time have written an open ‘confession’ of what inspired me and drove me to make the new abalone sculptures, drawings, call them what you want. With my ‘heart on the text’ I give you this statement about my recent series. All of the pieces are available on DegreeArt.com website under Unit 3 Projects profile. Click away. Thanks.

During the DegreeArt residency ‘In All Directions’, I’ve focused and challenged myself to use another kind of natural material – abalone shells and their mother of pearl. I’m an organic sculptor; I thrive on challenges like these! I picked these shells for a specific reason. I’ve done a research into what kind of shells there are and how they can be sustainably sourced. I use broken recycled abalone shells and my supplier has the Trade in Endangered Species licence (CITES). It is very important to me and I believe as an artist I have a responsibility to the environment.

Silvia Krupinska, Frozen Lake, High Tatras, Slovakia, 2013_detail

Silvia Krupinska, Frozen Lake, High Tatras, Slovakia, 2013_detail

The new works of ‘Mountain Lakes’ are personal works that relate to the place where I was born in Slovakia, The High Tatras Mountains (Those are split on the north with Poland too). I felt I needed to share part of my belonging, the shapes of snowy peaks and nature I could see every day from my window that influenced me hugely. All this might have contributed that I became a sculptor!
The abalone shells also link my previous sculptural series ‘From the Bottom of the Sea’ and ‘Pearl’ series to the new ‘Mountain Lakes’ series. I consider abalone beautiful as they are, and incorporating them in my works was always going to be something I was going to be very careful about. The way around it was to forget about their preciousness and look at them purely as a sculpting material. Having previously crashed pearls and shells for sculpting, I found this worked this time too, and I could use the mother of pearl contained in abalone shells, including the varied textures and colours.
I used a map of the High Tatras Mountains and I lifted the shapes of mountain lakes out (plesa in Slovak). There are various myths and legends connected to the lakes, those helped me to decide which ones I’d like to enlarge and fill in with mother of pearl. For example ‘Green Duck Lake’ (Zelene Kacacie Pleso) has a myth of a mesmerising white duck laying a golden egg nearby it each Easter; yet no brave man was able to bring it home. Apparently they turned into a rock on contact with the egg!
I’ll return to abalone once again, as one aspect of it I haven’t explained yet. All shells are grittier and rougher on the outside and the inside of the shell that is in direct contact with the animal, the snail that lives in it, is very smooth and often shiny, containing mother of pearl. The inner side, normally considered by people as more attractive side is while the animal is alive, hidden away. The inner beauty is tucked away from us. I’ll compare it to humans now, as good comes within from our hearts us people, doesn’t matter about the outside shell…I self-reflect and have abalone to represent me, us people, as a gesture, adding second personal level to my work, apart from the geographical aspect.

Silvia Krupinska, Green Duck Lake, Hight Tatras, Slovakia, 2013

Silvia Krupinska, Green Duck Lake, Hight Tatras, Slovakia, 2013

The viewer has a power to a certain extend to change the works, by the reflective surface picking up the colours around it and slightly changing their colour depending. The levels of the light make the artworks change too – they become more ‘sparkly’ with lots of light or colourful and calmer in more shady spot.
These new pieces move between of mediums of sculpture and drawing. Ultimately they are sculptures.

You can see my ‘Mountain Lake’ series and my fellow artists works already starting on Tuesday, 23rd of April at DegreeArt gallery at Vyner street, London. Read more here. I hope to see you there. The show is on till May 5th, 2013. Thank you!

I finished a sculpture at Tynemouth Longsands beach yesterday by dipping it in the sea water. I’ve more images and this photographic series and they will be available as original photographic prints in the near future. Have a great week and come back soon for the next blog post. Cheers!

© Silvia Krupinska 2013

© Silvia Krupinska 2013

Click to view them here – http://cargocollective.com/silviakrupinska/LAKES and follow #DAresidency #InAllDirections for more on twitter.

4. Silvia Krupinska, Sea Eye and Black Lakes, High Tatras, Poland, 2013_detail

 

2. Silvia Krupinska, Mapa Plies VysokychTatier, Slovensko_Mountain Lake Map High Tatras, Slovakia, 2013_detail

 

5. Silvia Krupinska, Zelene Kacacie Pleso, Vysoke Tatry, Slovensko_Green Duck Lake, Hight Tatras, Slovakia, 2013

 

8. Silvia Krupinska, Zmrzle pleso, VysokeTatry, Slovensko_Frozen Lake, High Tatras, Slovakia, 2013_detail

 

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Time has come for me to think after this long winter about what is it I want to achieve this season (a year for me begins in the late March). I’ve decided to investigate my roots and true desires in making art, hence I bring you a gesture of this thought, my first self-portrait.

Silvia Krupinska, Self portrait and my hand in the sand, 2013

Silvia Krupinska, Self portrait and my hand in the sand, 2013

 

I’ve been recently interviewed in my studio by artist Samuel Overington for ASC UNIT 3 Projects – artists’ introductions. Purpose of this video is to show my studio and introduce my work a little bit, as one of UNIT 3 Projects artists. More lively interviews of other artists to come. Oh and I put my face in the sand in it…

 

Silvia Krupinska, Feb 2013

Link to more images from the interview in this Unit 3 Projects Facebook album.

 

I’m happy to announce a happy collaboration and beginning of an exciting venture. I’ve become a part of OZ LivePozitive as one of their “Autre Birds”. OZ LivePozitive is a non-profit organization established in August 2011 consisting of a bunch of creative and hard working people who are trying to make this world different. They are keen on supporting art & artists, culture and positive ways of life with their basecamp in High Tatras, Poprad (Slovakia), where they are meeting, working, protecting mountain´s wealth, however spread internationally. Please read more about it on their website, where you can find my profile too. More news about exhibitions, articles and events to come soon. Keep tuned. As ever, thanks for reading!

Your opinions count. Leave a comment or email me (silviakrupinska@gmail.com). Cheers.

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“When my sculptures touch a part of nature, or are set in the nature, that is the final step for them to their completion. They need to experience the water, the sand, the sun, all of those “sensations” and afterwards, they carry a part of that positive, natural vibration in them.”

©Silvia Krupinska, Trochus sculpture on abalone shell, 2013. All rights reserved.

©Silvia Krupinska, Trochus sculpture on abalone shell, 2013. All rights reserved.

“My work is about nature, texture and most importantly how the sculptures and humans need the nature, act in nature and belong to it.”

©Silvia Krupinska, Ria Formosa sculpture in Empty Quarters Desert, 2012. Photo by Silvia Krupinska. All rights reserved.

©Silvia Krupinska, Ria Formosa sculpture in Empty Quarters Desert, 2012. Photo by Silvia Krupinska. All rights reserved.

What’s going on in my studio these days?

This …

 

…and this…

 

…in preparation for this…

Let me introduce to you my new ‘Trochus Pearl Sculpture’ 2012, 6 cm across, made from plaster-de-paris and trochus shell mother-of-pearl. This piece finalizes the series of ‘Pearl Sculptures’ and will be shown in my future group shows coming up in December. To see the details of these, please click on ‘Next Exhibition’ page here, which takes you to my website. To commission your own sculpture or enquire about anything else, leave your comment below or email my studio on studio@silviakrupinska.com. Thank you.

Trochus Pearl sculpture, 2012, © Silvia Krupinska

 

 

Trochus Pearl sculpture, 2012, © Silvia Krupinska

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