The Polish artist, Alina Szapocznikow has recently just won our hearts. Szapocznikow is primarily known for her work as a sculptor, however she also worked wonders in the two dimensional world. Her exploration in both the round and flat allowed Szapocznikow to create a large body of poignant work in a multitude of unique mediums. Although her career was abbreviated as she passed away in 1973, at age 47, her works are just now beginning to gain high recognition for her unusual style and implications.
During her life, her Holocaust experiences provided an immense influence on her art. Szapocznikow also relied hugely on self-reflection for her work. The forms seen throughout her art were often times referenced or directly shaped from her own body, which plays off her curiosities with the human form. Distorted, crumpled and disturbing (in a truly good way) are just a few adjectives to briefly describe her work. Szapocznikow’s artwork is the first in a while to generate a mass amount of curious thoughts and feelings within us. We’ve find her quite inspiring, as we hope you do too.
If you live around the Columbus, Ohio area, or are willing to take a little drive, visit her exhibit at The Wexner Center for the Arts , you won’t be disappointed!
Posted by florenceandmillie on June 19, 2012