Clay as a material has an intrinsic unknown. This is what drew me in as a young artist. The humbling effect of material and fire creates a constant flow of ideas. Functional and sculptural works have kept me working and wondering at the potential of clay. Issues of the environment, ideas of isolation, the fit of a cup in ones hand, these are some of the influences informing my work. Though I work in varying media it is clay that challenges me everyday.
Martyna Matusiak is a drawing and installation artist. Her work through lines, text and simplified images captures uncomfortable "quiet pauses" in everyday life. While combining straightforward figurative drawing with different media, she represents the relationship between the simulated and physical and the same blurs difference between what is completely fabricated and what is true. A 2007 M.A graduate from University of Opole in Poland, from where she originally comes from. Currently a graduate student of Drawing at Indiana University of Pennsylvania
I explore collection and its relationship to myself in my artworks. Through object making comes arranged porcelain objects, a direct reference. In clay also, I make paintings to describe the invisible narrative between object and viewer- to make physical what is transient and temporal. In doing this, another object is made, further abstracting the original object and experience. And with the use of video I confront the viewer to explore their complex relationship to collections.
Drawers in furniture create an alluring arrangement of space. I manipulate this space to create intrigue through the discovery of multiple internal cavities. These cavities are then assumed to be readily accessible. By incorporating mechanisms that are not associated with conventional furniture, I allow the user to create their own connection to my work.
Hamptons Artist Thom Axel Kostura