Aleksandra Waliszewska | Tocar profundidades que a veces creemos desconocer

Se trata de la polaca Aleksandra Waliszewska (1976), artista de universo particular, con una confesa vocación por lo oscuro, que dice tener fascinación por el sexo y la violencia, también por la anatomía, la enfermedad y los crímenes. Su trabajo es como caer en una locura momentánea, despertar dentro de uno mismo y tocar profundidades que a veces creemos desconocer

Waliszewskaya realiza obras a medio camino entre lo espeluznante y lo misterioso. Con sus figuras mórbidas crea un nuevo estilo gótico, articulado en la imaginería surrealista, el misterio medieval y temas sacados de cuentos de hadas. Waliszewska que reconoce que no hay que buscar símbolos escondidos en sus pinturas, basa su trabajo principalmente en recreaciones sobre la figura humana, retratando a personajes en situaciones emocional y físicamente extremas. Estos están conectados con las representaciones de los condenados que aparecen en las pinturas medievales. y según explica, sus obras vienen a ser un legado del gótico tardío y como referencia cita a pintores del siglo XV.

ENG: In her paintings Aleksandra Waliszewska refers both to real traumas and to stories originating from gloomy fairy tales or horrors. Her unrestrained fantasy pushes the viewer towards deformed characters, bleeding bodies, mythical creatures, with heavily emphasised eroticism – and all this on A4 paper sheets, which we are transferring, as a matter of exception, onto the walls of burgher houses in Wrzeszcz, a district which once boasted rich manor houses, beautiful and sacred places, a health resort, and a seat of masonic lodges.


In the concept of the sage and the ghost we imagined the early days of Wrzeszcz just like in Waliszewska’s paintings – as a dark and mythical forest that hid disturbing stories. Her painting works are an extension of these imagined visions – dense, packed with gruesome visions, often hermetic. Like a bad dream of a little girl. The sophisticated gouaches are at once perverse and akin to fairy tales. In their naivety, they sometimes appear funny. They are characterised by heavily archetypal representations or imagery originating from Medieval bestiaries.
The walk through NARRACJE is no longer a light-hearted stroll, inspirations permeate each other, and the entire thing is saturated with the artist’s expressive individuality.

Aleksandra Waliszewska (b. 1976), lives and works in Warsaw.
One of the most famous Polish painters, drawers and illustrators. In 2010, she abandoned easel painting in favour of gouaches on A4 paper sheets, whose collection already includes several thousand works.
Graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw (diploma with distinction from the studio of Prof. Wiesław Szambrowski). Her works have been published by, among others, Timeless Editions, Мy Dance the Skull, CUKT, United Dead Artists, Les Editions Du 57, Drippy Bone Books, Еditions augummi, and her paintings appeared on the covers of music albums by, among others, Chicaloyoh, Scarcity of Tanks, Mike Doherty and the cycle Populist released by Bolt Records. Her work served as an inspiration for the film The Capsule, made in 2012 by the Greek director Athina Rachel Tsangari (www.thecapsule.info). Waliszewska was the co-screenwriter and played a supporting role. The film premiered at DOCUMENTA 13 in Kassel. In 2013, she received the AECA award for the best foreign artist at ARCO Art Fair in Madrid.
Aleksandra Waliszewska was repeatedly awarded the scholarships of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.