Sylvia Katuszewski

Born in 1946 - France


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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Galerie Claire Corcia, Paris

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

Topographie de l'Air, « Entêtes », Paris

Centre culturel des Lilas

Galerie Christian Berst, Paris

La Halle Saint Pierre, Paris

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

Galerie de la Halle St Pierre, Pairs

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

Galerie d'Orsel, Paris

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

Site de la Création Franche, Bègles, Gironde

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

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

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

La Fourmi ailée, Paris

La Fourmi ailée, « L'infigurable », Paris


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


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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