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margo majewska
updated: 12/29/2012
website: www.margomajewska.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Gravity # 1
Gravity # 2
Gravity # 3
Taking a line for a walk
Turbulence @ Mina Dresden Gallery
There is nothing more difficult than a line
shadows at a.Muse Gallery
shadows at a.Muse Gallery 2
shadow 6 - progress photo
shadow 2
shadow 3- detail
shadow 4
Turbulence
Snow fall
 
 
Portfolio Keywords:  organic, process, gestural, conceptual, memory
 
 
Gravity # 1 by margo majewska
Gravity # 1
liquid acrylic on canvas
2012
36 " x  36 "  x 1 " 
Gravity # 2 by margo majewska
Gravity # 2
liquid acrylic on canvas
2012
18 " x  36 "  x 1 " 
Gravity # 3 by margo majewska
Gravity # 3
liquid acrylic on canvas
2012
18 " x  18 "  x 1 " 
Taking a line for a walk by margo majewska
Taking a line for a walk
photo collage
2009
0" x  0" 
Turbulence @ Mina Dresden Gallery by margo majewska
Turbulence @ Mina Dresden Gallery
installation photo
April, 2009
0" x  0" 
There is nothing more difficult than a line by margo majewska
There is nothing more difficult than a line
found photo + tape
2009
0 " x  0 " 
shadows at a.Muse Gallery by margo majewska
shadows at a.Muse Gallery
photograph
2007
Dimensions variable
shadows at a.Muse Gallery 2 by margo majewska
shadows at a.Muse Gallery 2
photograph
2007
Dimensions variable
shadow 6 - progress photo by margo majewska
shadow 6 - progress photo
archival ink on paper
2007
Dimensions variable
shadow 2 by margo majewska
shadow 2
archival ink on paper
2007
92" x  53" 
shadow 3- detail by margo majewska
shadow 3- detail
paper
2007
24" x  30" 
shadow 4 by margo majewska
shadow 4
cooper wire, fabric
2007
148" x  60"  x 4" 
Turbulence  by margo majewska
Turbulence
paper
2007
Dimensions variable
Snow fall by margo majewska
Snow fall
paper
2007
Dimensions variable

Artist Statement

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.