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 „The year 2019 began with the exhibition of Katarzyna Wendland. The exhibition took place in the gallery of the Association of Visual Artists of the Toruń District. This is a space in which we have already performed as part of the Union many times during collective exposures. The Kasia exhibition was her first individual exhibition in this space. The main room was occupied by forty works from the series „Follow the sun” which were compositions on the plan of a circle inscribed in a square, which translated into the painting language of content dictated by the emotional state of the artist. Using geometric forms and stain color relations, the painter consistently told viewers about her observations relating to the spiritual world. The realizations were in two formats – 70x70cm and 40x40cm, and there were also works on round looms. This part of the exhibition summarized the author’s three-year work on the cycle started in 2015. Diversified colors showed changes in the artist over time related to the search for a form. Although all works combine a similar compositional principle, the author has created a very wide range of variants engaging audiences in the analysis of works and broadly describing her spiritual and artistic transformations. The next series presented by the artist were experimental drawings – light objects imitating the illusion of movement. The boxes hung in the darkened space of the gallery were shining with their own light emitted by LED lamps that emerged from the dark ornithological compositions. „

– Alicja Wieczorek 01 2019

 

D Y F U J E-REVIEW

The exhibition „Diffusions” by Katarzyna Wendland – is an interdisciplinary arrangement of the exhibition space of the Gallery of the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science of the Nicolaus Copernicus University. The artist presents here works that are part of several thematically and formally diverse cycles carried out by her in parallel in various disciplines. The artist uses a variety of interpenetrating and complementary media, which she uses to express, record and convey her fascinations with color, light, space, movement, rhythm and sound and their mutual associations. He creates compositions and simultaneous arrangements, interacting with each other and stimulating reception to a multi-sensory reception. The phenomenon of movement, its stages, rhythmicity and spatial light animated by the light is especially inspiring for her. Light as a causative and organizing factor is at the same time a spiritual element. The artist also refers to the symbolism of colors, of which the blue is of particular importance to her, as a color that gives off-dimensional feelings, leading to infinity. The artist explores the spiritual and spatial values ​​of the blue in large-scale paintings from the „Stratosphere” series. They are accompanied by images from the cycle „Follow the sun” – a kind of circular mandala. Spherical compositional arrangements retained in one of the possible versions of the rotating system of shapes and colors, show the inexhaustible potential of light as a special medium binding the matter of spirituality with an invisible binder. The exhibition is complemented by an experimental drawing using synthetic materials, digital photography and sound installation, which is an attempt to translate the language of visual arts into the language of sound.

-Mirosława Rochecka dr hab.prof.UMK

06 2017