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Works on paper

100 x 70 cm

Charcoal on paper

Véronique is part of the “Body” series that was started in 2017. Hyperrealistically, it shows anonymous but unique backs singled out by the most infinitesimal details: marks left by clothing, hair, scars, moles… No one can see their own back: keeping its image is choosing mystery, the unknown, absence. Drawn after a photograph freezing a moment in time, this artwork is made with charcoal, chosen for its emotional dimension: it represents tangibly the passage of time, the nostalgia for a specific instant. Translating a digital photograph into a drawing allows Katarzyna Wiesiolek to reveal a personal history. It gives it a shade of indefinite that leaves room for the viewer’s subjectivity. 

Born in 1990

Born in 1990 in Nowogard, Poland

Katarzyna Wiesiolek, who lives and works in Paris, first studied in Wrocław then graduated from the Beaux-Arts de Paris in 2018. Focusing mostly on drawing and photography, her work was presented in several collective exhibitions in France and abroad and in a solo show at Galerie Éric Dupont. In 2017, she was awarded the Pierre David-Weill Prize in drawing from the Académie des Beaux-Arts and, in 2018, le second contemporary drawing prize from the Cabinet des dessins Jean Bonnat. Her works, neither report, fiction, nor account, is essentially about emotions. Using the intimacy of her chosen medium, drawing, she evokes melancholy, impermanence, and transience.


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