Interview: Wioletta Jaskólska
Luca Curci talks with Wioletta Jaskólska during the LONDON CONTEMPORARY 2022 – 4TH EDITION, at THE LINE Contemporary Art Space.
Wioletta Jaskólska, born in 1969 in Lidzbark Warmiński, Poland. Studied fine arts in Lublin, graduating from Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. Currently works as a professor in the Fine Arts faculty of University of Warmia and Mazury. Awarded a grant of the academic title of Professor in the Field of Fine Arts and Preservation of Monuments of Arts from the President of the Republic of Poland. Author of many individual exhibitions in Poland and internationally.
Luca Curci – What is art for you?
Wioletta Jaskólska – Art is an integral part of my life, language that I express myself and a space of thoughts poured onto canvas.
LC – How did you get to your current artistic practice?
WJ – I have worked in the arts professionally for 20 years and this whole time I express myself only in two colours. In my personal painting investigation I built a retrospective seeing life in black and white. I believe those opposites have the most strength and attraction, creating an unique visual tale.
LC – How is being an artist nowadays?
WJ – Current times are very profitable for artists. There are more and more accessible possibilities for artists thanks to limitless media and international contacts.
LC – Are your artworks focused on a specific theme?
WJ – As a painter, I create artwork based on my personal experience, places and feelings. Through the multiple compositions I express lively relations in between the past which is contained in present, and having an influence on the future. The order of my artworks becomes not only a record, a reflection of change, but also a guideline.
LC – Do visitors’ suggestions enrich yourself and your art?
WJ – Dialogue with publicity is always meaningful and motivational for creating more connections with the audiences.
LC – What is the message linked to the artwork you have shown in this event? How is it connected to the theme of the entire exhibition?
WJ – The message of my artwork is a universal tale made of contrast, as black and white. Compared as it is in the movie “La Dolce Vita”, a story about human existence and analyzes the condition of modern culture. Sweet life, translated from the title- a bitter irony. My paintings which are not figurative describe human contrasts made of sweetness and bitterness and that makes it a unique, harmonized experience.
LC – Do you agree with our vision of art and what do you think about the theme of the exhibition?
WJ – I feel our vision is consistent. The theme of the exhibition is giving lots of thoughts on evolving about a topic between body and space.
LC – Did you enjoy cooperating with us?
WJ – Yes, I find it as a way of opportunities for an artist.
LC – What do you think about the organization of our event?
WJ – I like that we stay in constant communication in order of organising participation in the exhibition. The location of the exhibition is very good and I believe that’s a way to share my art and get more audiences.
LC – Would you suggest a collaboration with us? What do you think about our services?
WJ – I am satisfied with your services.