Izabela Łęska – Subjective walks

Art Laboratory 2015 / The Artist as Anthropologist
opening 17.04 (Friday) 2015, 18.00

open till 03.05 2015

curated by: Maria Niemyjska

The project was realized during one month long artist’s stay in Berlin (residency in Institut fur Alles Mogliche). Izabela Łęska used a mobile application to „draw” a line of her everyday walks throgh the unknown city. Moreover, she noted down her impressions connected with visited places and she picked up small objects. She also made a specific „print” of the city – a frottage taken from the street relief „Kaninchenfeld” by Karla Sachse, which is located next to the former Berlin Wall. She took inspiration from an Andre Breton’s idea of an objective contingency. She allowed the city to lead her. She followed the idea that her route reflects her uncounscious, deeply rooted image of the city space and her own place in that scenery.

Izabela Łęska graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice (diploma in graphic art, 2013). She studied also at the École Supérieure d’Art de Clermont Metropole in France. She took part in few projects and exhibitions in Poland and abroad (Passion For Freedom 2013, Londyn / Usb Shuffle Show, Berlin). She works with graphic, objects and texts. She is an assistant at the Graphic Art Department at the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice