Jadwiga Maziarska

Born in Sosnowiec in 1913. From 1934 to 1939 studied at the Cracow Academy of Fine Arts. After 1945 she was associated with the Group of Young Artists and the Artists’ Club; in 1948 she participated in the First Modern Art Exhibition. In 1957 she became a member of the avant-garde “Cracow Group”, established by Tadeusz Kantor. Many times she went abroad, for the first time in 1956 to Paris. In 2001 she received the prestigious Jan Cybis Award. Maziarska died in 2003 in Krakow.

Since the beginning of her artistic activity she has remained faithful to abstraction, and at the beginning of the fifties she was a precursor of matter painting in Poland, when she started to apply the old technique combining oil and wax. In her paintings she tried to span microcosm and macrocosm, chaos and order, the human being and nature, emotions and rationalism. Focused on an intrinsic structure of the matter she confronted its psychic dimension with material texture, exploring its rhythm, dynamism and energy.

Zderzak Gallery published a folder with french translation called “Nowe obrazy” (1994).

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"Nowe obrazy"