Venus and Adonis after Peter Paul Rubens, 2008

Marta Klonowska

Art makes me happy. Art enriches the life of people, it opens new views, dimensions and emotions. My passion is sculpture. I create installations, which should lead the audience into a new universe. My animal figures are part of historical paintings, where they play a secondary role to the sitters. In my art the animals perform as the principal actor. Animals are difficult to understand and it is difficult to communicate with them. My glass animals open therefore a new reality, which is different from ours. The sitters in the painting, the animals and the audience of my art perform in a kind of theatrical stage, where the different levels become indistinct. This clash of realities should make us think about the uncertainties of life.

Venus and Adonis after Peter Paul Rubens, 2008
Portrait of a young girl with a dog after Charles D’Agar, 2008
Born: 
1964 Warsaw, Poland
Education: 

1997
Masterstudent of Professor A.R. Penck, Düsseldorf, DE

1989-1997
Academy of Fine Arts Düsseldorf, DE

1987-1989
Academy of Fine Arts Wroclaw, PL

Public collections: 

Ernsting Foundation, Coesfeld-Lette, DE
Glas-Museum Hentrich – Museum Kunstpalast,
Düsseldorf, DE
Alexander Tutsek-Foundation, Munich, DE
European Museum of Modern Glass, Rödental, DE
Musée-Atelier du Verre, Sars-Poteries, FR

Image info: 

Venus and Adonis after Peter Paul Rubens, 2008
Glass on metal framework
69 x 120 x 30 cm
Photo: Stephan Wieland

The dog is taken from the painting “Venus and Adonis” by Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640), which dates around 1615 (Düsseldorf, Museum Kunstpalast).

 

Portrait of a young girl with a dog after Charles D’Agar, 2008
Glass on metal framework
Dog: 32 x 35 x 18 cm
Shoe: 10 x 25 x 10 cm
Photo: Stephan Wieland

The pekinese and the shoe are borrrowed from the painting “Young girl with a dog” by Charles D’Agar (1669-1723), which dates around 1710.