AGA SZOT – is a visual artist, painter, educator, owner of Aga Szot Art Studio – an art installation, which is at the same time an art studio where on a regular basis I allow people to watch me painting. Co-creator of The Icon Factory & The Icon Walk endorsed by UNESCO.
Aga Szot Art Studio is an idea to create an art installation, which is
at the same time an art studio where I can work on a regular basis and allow people to watch me painting, a place where people can see an
artist’s work environment, where they can see a work developing and
coming into being in front of them. It is a special experience,
watching artists at work, witnessing the process of creation. Just as
with a traffic accident, people are drawn by curiosity to slow down,
to watch, to somehow feel part of the process. People stop and stay
and become part of what is going on together with the artist at work.
PAWEL JASINSKI is an artist and a designer from Poland, currently residing and working in Dublin. He has a master’s degree in Museum Exhibition and Sacral Art and has exhibited his works in several European countries including Ireland, Poland, England and Latvia. His portrait painting of Paul Brady has been printed on the side of a building on Temple Bar – the historical centre of Dublin.
Jasinski exhibited his paintings in The Hunt Museum during the Polish Art Festival 2016. In December 2017 his picture “Lady on Temple Bar “ was chosen by museum’s Curator as a picture of the month.
Pawel strives to portray a diverse world, merging themes of tolerance, loneliness, love and longing, often in humorously subtle way. One of his favourite subjects is woman, often of an unrealistically large size – a symbol of fertility and maternity.
Pawel is no stranger to experimentation using glass, fabric, ceramic and wood, creating a variety of different objects and art pieces in his Tree Art Studio.
IWONA KRECIWILK – is a Polish artist living in Dublin for the last ten years.
Iwona studied ceramics at the Art Czestochowa High School.
In 2001 Iwona graduated with a Masters Degree from the Pedagogical University of Czestochowa, Poland specialising in painting.
In Poland she was a member of artistic group “Naciapane” Splash, acive between 2005 -2010
Iwona is regular resident at Aga Szot Studio beside the Icon Factory in Temple Bar.
In 2017 she open three in Dublin solo exhibitions “Horizontotally”, “Configurations”, “Wet paint”
and she has taken part in many group shows.
In 2018 she took part in Polska Eire Festival as one of the artist exibiting in Art Cafe in Dublin.
ADAM KOSTRZEWA – Born in 1956 in Poland, attended and completed the School of Art Folk and Design in Ostroleka. He specialized in sculpture, wood carving and painting. Adam was appointed furniture restorer to the Royal Castle in Warsaw and subsequently worked with Pul Levi, the famous London collector and restorer of old frames. In 1986 artist came to work in Ireland and stayed here. He actively works as an artist. From 2010 he is a member of The International Association of Artist in Ireland.
I am fascinated by the act of creation, whether in a set of beliefs or in a painting. By recreating the world on a two-dimensional surface I often find a true more understandable that that of the real world. What systems can I create to understand the universe, good and evil, bliss? Metaphors simplify elusive ideas so one’s mind can wrap around them. I use them to help define an emotion, capture a faint impression of reality.
RENATA LEDZINSKA – She was born in 1971, in Masuria, a region in northern Poland famous for its 2,000 lakes. She has been indulging her passion for oil paintings since she was 19. She has never studied Art and perhaps the lack of rigid rules, being creative, experimental and faithful to herself has allowed her to create a new field in Art. Her work can easily be called individual symbolic painting. Years of experience has proven that her paintings work for their owners in a spiritual way. They make extraordinary things happen. They are not just paintings.
Due to visualization and spiritual energy the paintings become real. Why ‘individual’? She is passionate about perceiving the aura and connecting with people through the individual energy field which surrounds and penetrates the body. Such skills allow her to create amazing paintings. They embrace subjects like: femininity, masculinity, humanity, religion, politics, sex, wisdom, relationships, virtues and flaws, scars and a wide spectrum of human feelings like love, yearning, desolation, loneliness, etc. etc. All the artist needs to create such valuable paintings are a short personal contact and a few photographs.
ANDRZEJ MAZUR – Artist statement
My works and research explore conceptual relations between cognitive processes, languages and cultures. The very choice of the subject, the gesture, the motif disclosed a predisposition to a related interpretation of the world, access to similar layers of the absurd, and references to objects recorded in the history of symbols. Define concepts, sings and symbols engaged in the insane dance of associations. Through my representations of the human form I explore the interior landscape of the soul. I am fascinated by Human Being.
What I’m finding important are the narrative character of works, the element of narration, yet one that separates what is presented from what that which is presented signifies. I’m presenting forms that yield to the law of gravity, being at the same time gifted with irony and sarcasm.