Contemporary Drawing Practices
ART 304, Laura Mongiovi, Associate Professor, Department of Art & Design, Flagler College, St. Augustine, Florida.
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Jaga Jarosiewicz, Artist
Jaga Jorosiewicz's body of work has explored, piooneered and incorporated the history of language in her text based paintings. Layered handwritten language, symbols, and marks are a central motifs for this work which transforms a column into a work of art. The content exceeds the limits of the literal meaning and is integrated into a massive pattern-subtext-texture. The building up of layers of writing is a metaphor for language as the structure of culture and communication.
Jaga Jorosiewicz is a graduate from the University of Torun, Poland, received her Master's Degree in Painting and Art Education in 1976. In 1978 she completed a two year apprenticeship program in Tapestry at the Academy of Fine Art in Poznab. Jaga began her early history in Poland as a contemporary master of fiber and textile art, resulting in the purchase of 6 of her major works for the permanent collections of the Central Museum of Textiles in Lodz and Poznan's National Museum of Art. Jaga's carreer now spans 22 years. She has participated in 14 solo exhibitions and over 30 group exhibitions in cities such as Stockholm, Budapest, Munich, London, Melbourne, Glasgow, Mexico, Chicago, and Toronto. She lives and works in Toronto.
Above image and text from Cafka Contemporary Art Forum. Link here. Artist website link here.