Alicja Kozlowska

Born in: 2000, Poland

Lives in: Poland

Media: Sculpture, Mixed media, Textile Arts, Crafts

Describe your work in 3 words: Unique Modern Independent

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Andy - Embroidered felt sculpture 14 x 21 x 17 cm

"Painting by sewing for me is the format to address deeply negative, culturally constructed indifference. From Duchamp and Warhol I learned the relationship between handicraft and mass production, and between works of art and every day consumable commodities."

What themes does your work involve?
Creating sculptures, my goal is to make the recipient realize that art is contained in every, the most obvious object and creates a unique work out of it, even in the mass reception zone. Despite the fact that mainstream pop art is considered as out of date, drawing inspiration from Andy Warhol's works, I made a banana peel, to indicate that this trend despite the lack of interior art, can still sounding in life and work. "Andy" work is my look at today's pop art.
Describe your creative process.
It’s very intuitive. There is no plan behind. It’s a raw art process. The creative process in my head is breaking down the object into the first parts, mixing colors and shadows to let my hands start to work with thread.
What influences your work? What inspires you?
I'm inspired by daily life, everyday objects, mass culture, things to which we do not pay special attention, which are an indispensable part of our everyday life. It all intertwines with Pop Art. It's kind of infected in a positive sense. I've always been inspired by Andy Warhol and Pop Art. What in Warhol's works captivated me the most is the utter elegance and directness of his paintings — his ability to distill a world of information out of a picture through minimal but brilliant intervention.
What is good art? What makes a piece of art great?
In everything, there is a bit of ART. The challenge is to discover it, compose and order it. There is no universal formula to create a piece of art, a great art. Everyone has to find their own path. It’s like a composing music, you have to find a proper balance between the sound and the silence, between harmony and melody.
What is the role of the artist today?
Arts should reflect on different issues and contexts (socio-economic, political, cultural) in order to be understood and enjoyed by societies. Artists play an important social role performing independently of large corporations, governments or political groups.

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