POLISH LANDSCAPE, CHINESE INK
The exhibition presents Agata Jóźwiak’s work, created between 2015 and 2017. The exhibition is reminiscent of the Chinese term shan shui, which can be translated literally as “mountain-water”, meaning a painted landscape. The works were made with Chinese ink on paper and are an interpretation of both the Polish landscape and the idea of the canon of presenting the world in Far Eastern landscape painting.
The artist, who was educated in the tradition of the old European painting, is inspired by the old Far Eastern philosophical and aesthetic concepts, as well as by the works of the masters representing it. She learned the basics of ink painting at the Asia and Pacific Museum and also by copying Far East paintings.
In 2006, she graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun with a diploma in painting. She works mainly with ink and oil technique. She is also a member of the artistic group ”Way of Ink”.