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Femme fontaine, 2016

Lidia Kostanek

Sculpture : ceramic 24.8 x 13.4 x 13.4 inch

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The questioning of motherhood also underlies the works of Lidia Kostanek, these echoing the myth of the Polish mother, the ideal mother who sacrifices herself for the sake of her children. In “Nest” or “Fountain Woman”, the sacredness of the female figure is confronted with the obscenity of sex, via the presence of a liberated and enjoying body. Likewise, the woman is her attributes, refer simultaneously to a principle of life and death or of confinement: the skull mingles with the egg in the cascade of female ejaculation and the nourishing breast forms the enclosure of a nest that can become a prison. These works thus question the status of woman "as a source of life and death", the "desecration of the body of the woman-mother", the "need to be or to become a mother" and "the freedom of a body. which belongs to me ”:“ a very topical subject in the Polish political context ”. Exhibition "Derrière Vénus", 2016 - text © Amélie Adamo
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Galerie In Arte Veritas • Angers, France

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Sculpture: ceramic
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24.8 x 13.4 x 13.4 inch
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Lidia Kostanek

Lidia Kostanek

Poland • Born in: 1975

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Lidia Kostanek is a Polish artist residing in France since 2003, the year she moved after completing her master's degree at the Beaux-Arts in Warsaw. Her work on female identity, gender and the condition of the human body comes to life in ceramic sculptures from 2013.

Present at many major ceramic art events - Terralha (European Festival of Ceramic Arts, 2016), International Ceramics Biennial (Carouge Museum, Switzerland 2017), Boleslawiec Triennale 2018 (International Center for Ceramics, Poland), C14 ( Salon de la Céramique contemporaine, Paris) - his works are off the beaten track, also found in scenes from the film "Suspiria" by Luca Guadagnino. In 2019, she joined the reference work "Céramique, 90 contemporary artists" by Charlotte Vannier and Véronique Petit Laforet, as one of the main artists of international contemporary ceramics, whose works challenge, seduce or disturb.

Her sculptures challenge and explore notions of idealized femininity, seeking to invent a new relationship to the body. They reject the dichotomy between delicacy and violence, seduction and repulsion, enjoyment and pain… “Look at me! they seem to be saying. “Don't look away, even if it's not comfortable. I'm not here to look pretty, I'm not here to question and make you happy! »

In his rather surreal works - disturbing and transgressive - we thus find many levels of reading.

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