Marysia Jaczynska

Marysia Jaczynska

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Biography

The themes of my sculptures are mainly based on human and animal shapes and emotions. They belong to the tradition of the narrative and figurative with a gradual transition towards abstraction of shape. I seek to express the essence, the inner depth of the subject matter using forms that are reduced to a minimum.

I am fascinated by the works of Michelangelo, Rodin, Maillol, Brancusi and Marini, but do not feel directly influenced by any one artist. Also I spent two years in France and ten years in North and East Africa and Italy. The cultures of these countries and their artistic riches proved a very stimulating and valuable experience.

I studied at St. Martin's School of Art and Hornsey College of Art in London, as well as attending the Academie Julian in Paris. Later I taught ceramics and sculpture to adults and art in schools in London. I exhibit in mixed shows and open Exhibitions and have exhibited solo in England, Poland & France. My work is in private collections in the U.K, Poland, Switzerland, France and the U.S.


Examples

'Joie de Vivre' steatite   Bird serpentine stone   Girl with pigtail tuffaut lime stone

'STILL' limestone   Stretching alabaster

© Marysia Jaczynska