KASIA FUDAKOWSKI

Knackered is for Horses

KASIA FUDAKOWSKI Knackered is for Horses

source: interviewmagazine

When I first asked sculptor Kasia Fudakowski for an interview, she took me aside, “Do you want to do the deed with the work as witnesses, or more discreetly in a coffee shop?” Indeed, her irregular, animated works loom so vividly they look like they might be deft enough for a Q&A of their own. Fudakowski makes odd forms emerge from everyday objects: Tables, buckets, and walls are infused with a personality that Pixar would esteem. Clean coats of lambent reds, yellows, and blacks seal off shapes made of plaster, wood, and stringent foam—forms that appear frozen, mid-ooze, along the floor, or in half-spurt above the viewers’ heads. But Fudakowski’s sculptures are more than simple, abstract gestures; they’re actual characters that hint at an absurdist narrative and delineate cohesion where there would otherwise be meaningless clutter. These characters include, among others, harvested white asparagus, a reclined transvestite, a lonely fisherman, and a glum horse on its way to the knacker’s yard.
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source: we-find-wildness

Subtly and with ease, KASIA FUDAKOWSKI creates objects, sculptures and installations which are like characters transforming the gallery into a great forest of delicious and sinuous forms that while invoking surrealist associations, at the same time recall abstractly figurative forms in the midst of identifiable gesture.

KASIA FUDAKOWSKI (1985) studied at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art at Oxford University, England. She presented her first solo show at Zak Branicka, Berlin in 2009. Last year, she participated in “Villa Tokyo”, with Chert gallery and “Comedy Club, Säule für Arfika”, curated by MICHA BONK, in Curvystrasse, Berlin. KASIA FUDAKOWSKI lives and works in Berlin.