Sylvia Katuszewski

Born in 1946 - France

BIOGRAPHY

Born on 18th October, 1946 in Paris, Cité des Fleurs, Sylvia Katuszewski lives and works in Paris.

Sylvia Katuszewski is a creator who has a mentoring network of poets (she especially corresponded with Rene Char). She created a horde of totemic icons, suffering women or bruised goddesses, damaged saints, poetic but deadly and in a lot of pain.

Wounded and wonderful women, standing, women-children, women-mothers, portrayed in milky whiteness, tender and sweet, sometimes scarred due to pain and this can be seen through their look, which trickles in black, scarified flesh, totemic touching women. A painful and beautiful effigy, tenderly created, however incomplete.

A paradox art and definitely a shock. Sylvia Katuszewski's fire retardant women-children are lifelike! Loved Icons, in a prayer repository and worshiped by men, nonetheless the sculptures of Sylvia Katuszewski embody the suffering of women, mothers children who are lost or abandoned, or have undergone aborted pregnancies. A differing art where the flexible treatment manages to suggest the harshness of words.

Katuszewski 's exhibition of works is an invitation of dialogue between oil pastels on paper and sculptures in glazed earthenware. The sculpture might look like an ellipse and restrained art, the drawing on the other hand explodes with bright, flamboyant colors and takes up the whole sheet. Therefore, the exhibition is created in two ways. Two sides of the same artist: exuberant and liberated on paper, but concentrated and forbidden with her sculptures.




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EXHIBITIONS

2015
Galerie Claire Corcia, Paris

2014
Outsider Art Fair, Paris (Galerie Claire Corcia)
La Halle Saint Pierre, Paris

2013
Topographie de l'Air, « Entêtes », Paris

2011
Centre culturel des Lilas

2009
Galerie Christian Berst, Paris

2007
La Halle Saint Pierre, Paris

2005
Galerie Objet Trouvé, « Découvertes hors-les-normes », Paris

2004
Galerie de la Halle St Pierre, Pairs

2003
Saint Jean-aux-Bois, Oise
Espace Saint Martin « Le Printemps des singuliers et autres espèces en voie d'apparition », Paris

2002
Galerie d'Orsel, Paris

2001
Site de la Création Franche, « Regards sur la collection », Bègles, Gironde

1999
Site de la Création Franche, Bègles, Gironde

1998
Galerie de l'Udac, « Arts Hors-Les-Normes et Artistes Singuliers », Paris

1998-96
Musée Stadshoff de Zwolle, « Petits formats », Pays-Bas

1996
Galerie l'Art vivant, « Signes du Zodiaque et Tarots », La Roche-sur-Yon, Vendée
Site de la Création Franche, « Les jardiniers de la Mémoire », Bègles, Gironde

1995
La Fourmi ailée, Paris

1994
La Fourmi ailée, « L'infigurable », Paris

COLLECTIONS

Musée Stadshoff de Zwolle, Pays-Bas
Site de la Création Franche, Bègles, Gironde

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Sylvia Katuszewski, de la terre, du feu et du ciel, Viviane Sérard in Regards sur la collection, Site de la Création Franche (Bègles), mai à juillet 2001
Sylvia Katuszewski ou le Passage de la ligne, Ingrid Naour in Création Franche n°14, Site de la Création Franche (Bègles), avril 1997
Les jardiniers de la Mémoire, Site de la Création Franche (Bègles), 1996

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