Anna Kłys

author biographical note degree piece

My pieces have been inspired by my grandma Ola’s stories from her youth. In her memories folk religion is mixed with the child’s perception of the world. Distance between these events and the present day has made the stories fragmentary and distorted. This has directly affected the form used by me: disfiguration of both characters and objects depicted in the series. Ephemeral nature of memories has affected the expression of pieces, and pure, saturated colours symbolise overblown memories. The series is a discourse on memory and the present.

(born 1991)
Studies at the Faculty of Painting of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw in the years 2011–2016. Areas of artistic activity: easel, egg tempera and wall painting (sgraffito, al fresco, al secco, mural). Within the framework of the LLP-Erasmus she participated in the intensive course at the Academy of Fine Arts in Sofia (2014). Traineeship at the Centre for the Meeting of Cultures in Lublin (2016). Solo exhibition My grandma’s memories make my present, Main Medical Library, Warsaw (2016). 2nd award in the competition Mural for Rembertów (2014).