MAGDA KRAWCEWICZ *1978 / Poland
2006 diploma, University of Applied Sciences, Hamburg
lives and works in Hamburg, Germany
If all around us suffer
we too have to suffer
We all do not have one body but growth
and this leads us through all pain
be it in this form or another
Franz Kafka, Er
The art of Magda Krawcewicz presents an increasing number of works depicting figural forms. Yet this does not occur in the sense of a new naturalism; it is rather to be understood as an essential part of dissolution and fragmentation. She is fascinated by the realm which appears through the tension hovering between whole and dissolved bodies, thereby describing the space which surrounds this body.Space is defined by a distinct form of body in relation to a particular location; it is the form of abstract physicality. Space is given by locality, that is, locations into which one enters or from which one abandons; locations that can be changed on the condition of one’s presence or absence. All emotional bonds merely develop in relation to presence and absence, through breaks of spacial separation, and the expansion of their own uncertainty.
Presence within this sphere of separation represents the spirit of the self sense which makes the expansion of the uncertainty of emotions drift away. Space is the abstraction of body or ‚gestalt‘ it is the abstraction of form and meaning fused into one unity. If we peel off all the elements that constiute the idea of ‚gestalt‘, then all that remains would be just a mere figure in space.The more distant perceptions and certainties are and the more the feeling of self vanishes itself in the soul, the stronger and more vast the figurations of reminiscences become.The pulse of our perception is allowed to grow more and more mighty when opposed by a weaker becoming certainty. In her paintings and sculptures, Magda Krawcewicz‘ succeeds at providing us with more than just images.
Embracing her works, we begin to understand her art as reflection – as a mirror of our own soul and diversity.
Rik Reinking (Founder of WAI, Woods Art Institute, Germany)