artist statement and about

Grycja is working mostly with collage (both digital and analog) and painting, and she has also done several projects with 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 from the old photos  a new mission, characters, and position in the dialogue.

As the figurative artist, she is exploring how form works for a composition depending on light and colour, and at the same time she is trying to show unreal and abstract sense using figurative art.

Grycja was born 1986 in Lviv, Ukraine. Since 2015 she is based in Berlin.

She has a bachelor degree in environmental design (2007).

Her works have been exhibited in Ukraine, Poland, Germany, Netherlands, South Africa and Denmark. Her works were also an illustrations for a several magazines, murals, books and music albums.