Interview: Jakub Godziszewski

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Interview: Jakub Godziszewski

Luca Curci talks with artist Jakub Godziszewski during SELF PORTRAITS – INNER FEELINGS exhibition in Venice.

Jakub Godziszewski was born in 1989 in Poland. He has a Bachelor degree at the Faculty of Pedagogy and Fine Arts in Kalisz at Adam Mickiewicz, University in Poznań, Poland (2012). He also has a graduation degree of M.A. studies in the Department of Education and Fine Arts in the field of Visual Arts at the same University (2014).

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Jacub practises painting, drawing, gilding. He explores the theme of human condition and the aesthetics of human body. Inspiration also provides him with nature. Awards winner. Participant in several solo and many group exhibitions in the country and abroad including Spain, France, Belarus, Great Britain and Italy.

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Luca Curci – Can you talk about your personal experience in Venice? What did you think about the whole organization of the event, the artists’ selection, the communication management and opening nights?

Jakub Godziszewski – I am very pleased and glad for invitation and possibility to show the artwork during the SELF PORTRAITS event. I suppose the strong point of the project is the variety – each artist represented a different, individual and unique style. Another advantage was the term attributable to the time of Venetian Art Biennale and place – Venice turning to this time in the capital of art.

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L. C. – What do you think about the collaboration between It’s LIQUID and Ca’ Zanardi/Venice Art House?

J. G. – Each cooperation opens up new possibilities, so it is valuable.

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L. C. – Can you talk about the artwork you presented in Venice? How is it linked with the festival’s theme?

J. G. – Painting “Faces II” presented in Venice is a fragment of a diptych constituting two ways of being. The image is a self-portrait and concerns the problem of searching and exploring my own identity in the context of a civilization in which I live. With the mask we feel safe, we can play someone who we are not, like during Venetian carnival. When we remove the mask – it loses its power. We can show the true face, and face each other in the truth. Golden background emphasizes the mental and spiritual character of depicted moment.

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L. C. – What are you currently working on?

J. G. – I’m currently working on a series of paintings on the subject of sleep. The series is an expression of the passive attitude of many modern people limiting their life to the dreams and delusions. Sleep is here understood as relaxation, dreams and as death. Last meaning recalls the shortness and fragility of life.

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L. C. – What is art for you?

J. G. – Art for me is an expression of the soul. It is my view of the world – subjective. Art is creations of human hands which are the notation, a collection of emotions and content expressed by means of artistic expression as color and form, embedded in the specific context of our times. Art is not only the final result as an image or sculptures, etc., but also a way to come to the solution. This is the code by which tries to make contact with the customer. The trick is to live art for everyday.

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L. C. – What do you think about International ArtExpo and It’s LIQUID organizations? Do you think they can represent an opportunity for artists?

J. G. – In my opinion International ArtExpo and It’s LIQUID organizations give excellent opportunity for artists to show theirs art to a wider audience. Recipients are looking for confirmation of the quality of artists. The possibility of exhibiting his works under the name International ArtExpo and It’s LIQUID It is a great honor and a prestige.

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