I am a conceptual artist working in a variety of media: architecture, sculpture, photography, drawing and installations. My work is done in response to the environment I am in, and the materials that I have available. I rarely have a complete idea or image in my mind when I start work. It's all process driven, a process of discovery, a continuous exploration.
Currently, I am working on a "shadows" series. I draw shadows and I create drawings that cast shadows. The nature of my exploration is two-fold. On one side, I am trying to depict the invisible, the presence of absence, the ghost, the imprint. On the other side, I am trying to explore the boundaries of my method and the process of drawing. To go deeper into the experience I record the sound of the drawing (also the presence of absence) and I make short videos that record my hand and body movements.
I am interested in the process of transforming a 3-D form into 2-D representation and vice versa. By continuously going back and forth between these two forms, I am able to create drawings that look like relief and relief that looks like drawings.
I am very attracted to natural phenomena, such as sound, gravity, movement, and light. Especially light, which adds organic quality to two dimensional work and is always in motion.
As an artist, I am trying to be aware of the times we are living in and the people to whom I am addressing my art. Rather than creating objects, I am more interested in creating experiences that will enable the viewers to see behind the veil of the customary.
Artist Bio / CV
Margo Majewska is a multidisciplinary artist based in San Francisco.
Born in Warsaw, Poland she attended the Women's School of Architecture and the Academy of Fine Arts before moving to New York where she received a BFA with Honors from Parsons School of Design and a MArch from Columbia University.
Her work was published in Zyzzywa (2001, 2007) and she received a number of design awards.
Currently she is teaching drawing and design at the Art Institute of California and at CCA in San Francisco.