There is a wonderful sort of poetry in Tatiana Wolska’s search for everyday materials, in the deconstruction and reconstruction of all the things that carry, package, or wrap, and that are often overlooked. The poetry written by the small and the unsightly.
This ungraspable, fleeting core makes the drawings, paintings, sculptures, and architectural installations of the Polish-born artist, who has been living in Brussels for almost two years now, scintillating. It is art that gets under the skin of life, and smashes borders by drawing from its whimsicality.
~ KURT SNOEKX • (BRUZZ, 2018)
Born in Zawiercie, Poland, 1977.
Lives and works in Brussels.
In 2007 she graduated from École Nationale Supérieure d’Arts in Villa Arson, Nice. Describing herself a ‘junk collector’, Wolska uses discarded plastic bottles, salvaged timber, rusty nails and foam from old mattresses and ‘gives them a new life’. She transforms these humble, discarded materials into seductive poetic, biomorphic sculptures.
Wolska was awarded a prestigious Salon de Montrouge prize in 2014, which led to the presentation of her works at Palais de Tokyo in 2014 and 2015. Since then Wolska has been exhibited in numerous French and Belgian institutions such as Duchamp Art Center, Yvetot, Fondation Villa Datris, L’Isle-sur- la-Sorgue, Frac Centre-Val de Loire, Orléans, Les Tanneries, Amilly, Van Buuren Museum, Brussels, Fondation Boghossian, Brussels, Galerie de la Marine, Nice, FRAC Corse, FRAC PACA, Marseille.
In the last few years, with installations at Frac Corse in Corte (FR), Villa Empain in Brussels (BE) or Frac Centre-Val de Loire in Orléans (FR), Tatiana Wolska has expanded her creative process towards makeshift shelters and nomadic dwellings.
PRESENT, Musée et Jardins Van Buuren, Uccle, Belgium, 2018
Principe d’incertitude, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2015