Woman (Rage), 2021
Oil on canvas
About the Artist
Łukasz Dziedzic (b.1977, Poland) is an audio-visual artist, musician, painter, art designer and curator. He creates videos, installations, music projects and has curated many exhibitions. Years later, he returns to the abandoned medium of painting, finding in this traditional technique the possibility of analysing irritating and uncomfortable subjects. Lukasz lives and works in Katowice & Krakow, Poland.
About the Artwork
Woman (Rage) was inspired by a travel photo from the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. It presents a portrait of a strong African woman painted in the form of a miniature portrait or a bust of an important person functioning in 17th century European painting. A whole series of similar paintings was created, where the medium of painting was a means of restoring the subjectivity of the portrayed people, giving them strength and agency, which they lost in the shots reducing them to the role of exotic curiosities devoid of personality.