3D EMBROIDERED FELT SCULPTURES OF EVERYDAY OBJECTS - ARTIST ALICJA KOZLOWSKA


Alicja Kozlowska, born in Warsaw, creates and lives in Poland. Fascinated with Pop Art from an early age, deals with textile art. She creates 3d embroidered felt sculptures of everyday objects drawing inspiration from the reality that surrounds us, consumerism and everyday objects. She is a member of the S.E.W. association. Her works have been recognized and awarded by CFA Artist of the Year Award [2019] and The 36th International Artvita Online Art Contest. Despite her young age, she can boast of a permanent exhibition in the LAM museum in Lisse, Netherlands, Banana peel "Andy” and ”Heinz”, both felt sculptures. She has numerous publications in handicrafts magazines and book illustrations like Mollie Makes (Polish edition), Mrxstich, Textileartist, Letempsdebroder, and many others.

Her passion is broadly understood textile art and handicraft. Starting from crochet, through embroidery, fashion, accessories and ending with artquilt. Her performances created in public places shows the coherence of art with mass production and consumerism. She draws inspiration from everyday life, trying to popularize Fiber Art and embroidery.




"Painting by sewing for me is the format to address deeply negative, culturally constructed indifference."


Painting by sewing for me is the format to address deeply negative, culturally constructed indifference. I create 3d embroidered felt sculptures of everyday objects to provide an opportunity to rethink these items we take for granted. I draw inspiration from the reality that surrounds me, consumerism and everyday objects. I create the aesthetics of Pop Art. In my works, I use a needle, like a brush. I combine various materials from labels, newspapers, foils, to felt and fabric. Andy Warhol proposed a witty way to inherit Marcel Duchamp’s legacy. From both Duchamp and Warhol I learned the relationship between handicraft and mass production, and between works of art and every day consumable commodities. As the times were changing, and moving to a more genderless and borderless culture, Warhol successfully embodied the spirit of the era. Now it's time for me. The challenge is huge because of a cosmically more complicated present.





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