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Interview with Malgosia Kalinska

Interview
Published: 02.10.2012
Interview with Malgosia Kalinska.
Author:
Klimt02
Edited by:
Klimt02
Edited at:
Barcelona

Intro
I am mostly interested in the field where the commercial and creative fields are blending with each other. In my work, I employ unusual materials (in this case, plastic bin bags), as they are provoking me to create stylistically beautiful forms, that would meet and fulfill the criteria of the jewelry object.
Do you think that jewelry is being standardized?
The world of jewelry functions on several levels; the standard one, which is commercial and the other one, let's say avant-garde, that is formed in the workshops of artists, the creators of the experimental jewelry. There is a whole army of explorers and discoverers of the new formal, intellectual and material solutions. And they are building foundations for the modern and progressive thinking for the jewellery as a contemporary art form. I am mostly interested in the field where the commercial and creative fields are blending with each other. In my work, I employ unusual materials (in this case, plastic bin bags), as they are provoking me to create stylistically beautiful forms, that would meet and fulfill the criteria of the jewelry object. This is the field and form I am trying to explore.

What do you expect when exposing your work to the public (for example with an exhibition)?
I have a need to share my thoughts, ideas and discoveries. I work on my own, in silence, focused on what I am doing. Afterwards, the final effect of my work has to be shown and exhibit. I don't expect any reactions from the customers. The presentation or exhibition itself, bring my artwork to life and allows me to exist as a creator. 

Are other areas besides the jewelry, present in your work?
Besides creating jewelry I also cultivate oil painting (easel) and different types of the graphics workshop. I use technique of etching, aquatint and copperplate. The jewelry occupies a prominent place in my artistic practice, however I do have a need to express myself in other art forms. Those other media endeavor me to define my balance and harmony. Through the aesthetic experience I can touch a specific sanctity of life. 

The last work, book, film, that has moved me was...
Typically I am experiencing the fascination of that what I am associating with at the particular moment. Currently, I am reading "Sztuka po koncu świat- rozmowy", a selection of interviews with Professor Jerzy Nowosielski (1923-2011), a prominent, polish painter whose creativeness and intellectual potential, move me deeply. 

A place, space, country whose creativity surprises me...
I admire creativity of the folk art, always characteristic for it's own region, for example; folk art style from the area of Łowice and Zakopane from which, young polish designers take handfuls of inspirations and translate them into modern design forms.

Also I am interested in vibrant, academic societies, where young artists are on the schuster-nicole-schuster-nicole-beginning-2016-2016 of their creative paths, full of passion, emotions, unfettered openness. Young people who are still searching for their own artistic identities, can freely experiment with different subjects and matters. They are unpolished, without artistic good-manners, not fully aware. Thanks to that, they are very honest and authentic with their own expressions.

Is there any designer, jeweller, artist, you appreciate a lot?
I appreciate many designers and jewelers. However, the most important for me, is the way of thinking of artist's whose roots are in east Asia; Japan, China or South Korea, and whose works are characterized with intelligent simplification, purity of form and the balance that creates specific elegance of the object. At the same time those works consist surprisingly fresh formal solutions. And just by watching them I can feel a magnificent influence of the far east culture.

What piece or work has given you the most satisfaction?
I always have the strongest connection with the project I work on at the particular time. Although, I know that my most important pieces are those ahead of me.
Malgosia Kalinska. Brooch: Untitled, 2011. Plastic bag, silver. Malgosia Kalinska
Brooch: Untitled, 2011
Plastic bag, silver
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Malgosia Kalinska. Necklace: Untited, 2011. Plastic bag, silver. Malgosia Kalinska
Necklace: Untited, 2011
Plastic bag, silver
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Malgosia Kalinska. Necklace: Untitled, 2012. Silver,plastic bag. Photo by the artist. Malgosia Kalinska
Necklace: Untitled, 2012
Silver,plastic bag
Photo by the artist
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