Self-portrait (Anatomy of a Poet)

Mar 5 - May 3 2021       Pl. Zdrojowy 2, Sopot
"Self-portrait (Anatomy of a Poet)" by Zuzanna Bartoszek is an exhibition of works on paper and canvas from the last two years. The title of the exhibition comes from one of her works, painted with gouache. A characteristic feature of Bartoszek's artistic approach is the willingness to depict internal states. This is how the artist describes her work process:

“I look for metaphors in paintings, just as I look for them in poems. Composing a picture is similar to writing poetry - it consists of collecting elements and giving them such expression that, together, they create a mystery, a riddle. I am inspired by mystical painting. I hope for this exhibition to evoke a spiritual experience in the audience. I try to organize the gallery space in such a way that it encourages the audience's focus and subsequent meditation on each work. "

Apart from gouaches and oil paintings, the poems by Zuzanna Bartoszek will also accompany these works in the form of audio recordings. The exhibition will be accompanied by the premiere of a catalog with paintings and poetry. The following poem is an extract from her book:
Podałam sobie dłoń za plecami
Kolejny sukces, gratulacje
Podłożyłam sobie nogę, złośliwie
Z żalu wrzuciłam złotówkę do kałuży pod domem
Na urodziny zdmuchnęłam czyjś znicz
I pomyślałam życzenie:
Jeszcze raz
Jeszcze raz
Jeszcze raz
I shook my hand behind my back
Another success, congratulations
I raised my foot, maliciously
In regret, I threw a coin into a puddle in front of the house
For my birthday, I blew out the candle of another's memory
And I made a wish:
And again
And again

Zuzanna Bartoszek, born in 1993 in Poznań, is an artist and poet. She has exhibited her works, among others, at the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Kunsthalle in Zurich, Cell Project Space in London, Kevin Space in Vienna, Arsenic in Lausanne, Pina Gallery in Vienna, Human Heart Gallery in Warsaw. She has been published in "Twórczości", "Mały Format", "Wizja", "Dwutygodnik", "Lamps", "Czas Kultury", "Biuro Literacki", "Fabularia". In 2016, her debut volume of poems, "Niebieski Dwór", was published by the Disastra publishing house. She lives and works in Warsaw.



Mar 5 2021 - May 3 2021
State Art Gallery
Pl. Zdrojowy 2, Sopot
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Admission 10/7zł

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