collage and mixed media

artist statement

Grycja is Ukrainian artist currently based in Berlin. She is working mostly with collage, painting, videopoetry and furniture-like art objects. 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.