collage and mixed media

artist statement

Grycja is Ukrainian artist currently based in Berlin. She is working mostly with collage (both digital and analog) and painting, video, furniture-like art objects and poetry. One of Grycja’s topics of research is based on the position of women, their emotions, how they feel in everyday life, routine, how they using or not their rights in a society, their views on religion, as well as views on home life. Another topic of research is based on the theme of “feeling strange”. Shyness, uncertainty, stress, jealousy, anger, and helplessness are the so called “bad” emotions. The research looks at their influence on communication with the external. Grycja is working in a surrealistic style to create alternative realities, and to bring hypothetical “what if” situations, emotions, and personalities into this world. In the language of collage she often gives the people in old photos new missions, characters, and position in the dialogue. As the figurative artist, she is exploring how form works for a composition depending on light and color, and at the same time she is trying to show new, unreal and abstract sense using figurative art. Less

selected exhibitions

solo

2007 // Females and Ovipositors
soska gallery, kharkiv
smoloskyp gallery, irpin
art palace, drogobych / prohibited by city administration
museum of ideas, lviv
shynok gallery, ternopil
hymera gallery, ivano-frankivsk
2011 // Downfall
Lab combinat gallery, kyiv
2014 // Dead Flowers
Bastion gallery, Ivano-Frankivsk

group

2005 Om, Lviv
2006 CCA, Kyiv
2007 Artvertep, Dnipro
2008 Hudgraf, Kyiv
2009 Cityslickers, Pretoria
2010 Mixed Prints, Haarlem
2010 Glybochytska 17 Artcentr, Kyiv
2012 Lodz Design Week
2013 Fanaberiya, Cherkasy
2014 Scherbenko Art Centre, Kyiv
2015 That I have Of A Woman, Kyiv
2015 Ridicule, Dymchuk Gallery, Kyiv
2015 Paper. World. Art, Kyiv
2015 Mist, Frankfurt/Oder
2016 Fresh Legs, Galleri Heike Arndt, Berlin
2016 Summer XXS. Berlin Blue Art, Berlin
2016 Opdagesler, Galleri Heike Arndt, Kettinge
2017 Pop-up Exhibition #1, The Ballery, Berlin
2017 Known/Unknown, Bialystok
2017 Gak, Barbakan, Kyiv
2017 Mini Prints, Galleri Heike Arndt, Berlin

2018 Women about women, Assortiment room, Ivano-Frankivsk

2018 Stroke Art Fair represented by Galleri Heike Arndt, Munich

2018 MIxity Europeanness, Urbana Project, Brussels