The most important part of Agnieszka Nienartowicz’s paintings is a considerable amount of other historical artworks comprised into them, be that a detail of a background, a character or an element of the composition.


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Although just inanimate objects, the paintings Agnieszka decides to work with carry little bits of life within them, attesting to the inner workings of their artists’ minds, as well as, intricacies of, perhaps, long-forgotten times in which they were created.

To work with the art of the past is to establish a kind of dialogue with their authors. It is an iterative process of transferring the inseparable traces of thought from within those paintings into the new canvas and, at the same time, giving them a new context to mean new things.

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The Garden of Earthly Delights, 2017

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Medusa, 2018.

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The Great Wave, 2018.

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