Marta Krześlak

February 2019

Marta Krześlak (b. 1994, Wyszków, Poland) is a visual artist focused on photography, video art, installation, and site-specific projects. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź, Poland in July 2018. She also studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw and École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Lyon. She became laureate in many domestic and international competitions. Her works were shown in collective and individual exhibitions all over the world. In her works, she reflects on the notion of nature and how it relates to the realm of culture. She uses ready-made objects made of plastic, garbage or everyday objects to create nature-like compositions. Marta lives in a village in central Poland.

Statement

In the sparkling air of a fairy tale, in such a strange place, I can believe in every dream. I was looking for this fallen star from the very first day. Desert sunset took my breath away and dancing with nomad girls made me lose my mind. Going through the colorful mountains, he told me to beware of the wolves after dusk. There were those small seashells that I didn’t want to take with me from near Ahar hills. Thick fog was coming up and down when I was rolling down the slope and following the horizon line when I woke up on a yard whose ground the sun never touches. Tears would run down my face but playgrounds would still be the same everywhere. And the wind went up with the kite not letting it fall even when I don’t move. Maybe in three weeks later I would still not be home.