What do we have here? Cover Image

Co my tu mamy?
What do we have here?

Author(s): Barbara Idzikowska
Subject(s): Fine Arts / Performing Arts
Published by: Akademia Sztuk Pięknych im. Eugeniusza Gepperta we Wrocławiu

Summary/Abstract: ‘Half a year ago I had a pile of papers, a pencil... and my head was once empty, once filled with many different plans. Today I have two hundred drawings on glass plates (transferred from paper), and a series of pictures, which form a lengthy story’. Barbara Idzikowska draws on translucent glass. Her pictures show black female silhouettes, usually one figure on one piece of glass. She produces her drawings by scratching black paint from the surface of glass. She often attaches small, colorful pieces of glass to her glass plates, and they become parts of drawings. In fact, her pictures can be considered as installations with drawings added to them. Her silhouettes look as if they were transferred from slides. And, on ‘slides’, she ‘registered’ quick movement of female figures. Her models, however, didn’t pose for the artist. They lived, and their life was, in a flash, captured by the eye of the artist. Because they were drawn on translucent glass, they seem to dance in the air. Idzikowska’s sketchbook is filled with many stories. We cannot easily guess what stories she tells us. There always is an element of mystery in those stories. She hides the secrets of her figures behind their gestures, dances, and games.

  • Issue Year: 45/2004
  • Issue No: 03+04
  • Page Range: 27-29/101
  • Page Count: 4
  • Language: Polish