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"Justyna Pennards-Sycz produces large-format, abstract canvases which seek to create a figurative, two-dimensional depth without reaching for traditional means of artistic expression. Her starting point is the world and her surroundings, shown in extraordinary moments, diverging from the so-called normal state of affairs such as Japan after the tsunami or a view of woods photographed against the light that discloses an unrealistic, magical dimension of things that are well known, providing a unique source of inspiration.
Chaos is a recurring and striking theme in Justyna’s paintings. Some canvases are entirely covered in various multi-coloured shapes. In another, the artist obviously experiments with various brushstrokes, exploring the painting process as the subject matter takes a backstage position. What can paint itself do? What can a painter do? The figurative nature of the subject matter seems to lose its meaning; it is not the picture that is important, but the way it is created.
Just as traditional painting attempts to be a window to the presented material world, Justyna’s paintings may be perceived as a window to alternative reality – a reality deprived of real objects. The depth may be obtained by differentiation of the background and the forestage which is demonstrated in the works where a background featuring a harmonious structure is overpainted with multi-coloured shapes.
And there we encounter a question – what to do with this abstraction that may be easily presented as a new reality?"
"A colour is a strong impulse that reverberates, vibrates and flashes. It is powerful and poses a major challenge. A composition with a large amount of colour requires some expertise in the subject. How does it affect the perspective? How saturated should it be? How should colours be combined and juxtaposed? There is no one correct answer to all those questions, although the theory gives us a clue on the method an artist should follow, but (http://justynasycz.com/)