Zofia Gramz, Don't look for a moment, ink on paper, 2010
Title taken from a short video collage by Zofia Gramz perfectly reflects the attitude of both artists. The world depicted in their work is obsessive, sometimes violent, full of mysterious, sinister visions. However, both with grace, ease and sophisticated sense of humor pacify these apocalyptic visions. Creativity gives them an opportunity to express what is difficult to grasp, comment on themselves and the surrounding reality in which everybody is trying to be nice and good, but the truth is also dark, and the world is not always friendly.
Creating independently, one in Warsaw, one in Wroclaw, both artists draw inspiration from everyday intimate situations, challenging accepted social hierarchy systems, transforming them in their own way. The combination of dozens of expressive drawings of Zofia Gramz with Justyna Adamczyk’s airy canvases intensifies their common characteristics - honesty, dynamism and freshness.
Zofia Gramz (1981) - graduate of Sculpture department of Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, studied in famous “Kowalnia” - Prof. Grzegorz Kowalski’s audiovisual studio. She creates short animated videos, but above all draws with ink on paper.
Justyna Adamczyk (1981) - a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw. In 2009, nominated to the 9th Geppert Competition, recipient of stipend from Minister of Culture for young promising artists. Co-organizer of "Survival - Review of Young Art in Extreme Conditions." She says that only painting allows her to express herself honestly.