Hanna Ewa Masojada "Dream spaces" exhibition in the Artist's House Gallery /view 2/
Warsaw 4-28 February 2010
"In the seemingly homogeneous works of Hanna Ewa Masojada one can distinguish pieces that form various groups of works of similar forms, inspirations and climate. All of the works were created in acts of which the final outcome are paintings on a delicate fabric – almost monumental in size, intensive in colour and differentiated in composition. The paint in those paintings forms stylised shapes, creates stains, circles or a dense structure of lines. The technique and structure of the material doesn’t allow the artist for long moments of contemplation during work. The composition must be complete before the first stroke. Every form and colour are “seen” and established earlier. The colour, in almost every work, is very intense, often correlating with the colours of autumn. The deep red-maple colour of autumn in Japan, beautifully shown in the movie by Takeshi Kitano “Dolls” with costumes by Yahji Yamamoto, influenced the colour temperature of the pieces. (...)"
Europe is generally agreed to be the birthplace of western culture, including such legendary innovations as the democratic nation-state, football and tomato sauce.The word Europe comes from the Greek goddess Europa, who was kidnapped by Zeus and plunked down on the island of Crete. Europa gradually changed from referring to mainland Greece until it extended finally to include Norway and Russia.Don't be confused that Europe is called a continent without looking like an island, the way the other continents do. It's okay. The Ural mountains have steadily been there to divide Europe from Asia for the last 250 million years. Russia technically inhabits "Eurasia".Europe is presently uniting into one political and economic zone with a common currency called the Euro. The European Union originated in 1993 and is now composed of 27 member states. Its headquarters is in Brussels, Belgium.Do not confuse the EU with the Council of Europe, which has 47 member states and dates to 1949. These two bodies share the same flag, national anthem, and mission of integrating Europe. The headquarters of the Council are located in Strasbourg, France, and it is most famous for its European Court of Human Rights. In spite of these two bodies, there is still no single Constitution or set of laws applying to all the countries of Europe. Debate rages over the role of the EU in regards to national sovereignty. As of January 2009, the Lisbon Treaty is the closest thing to a European Constitution, yet it has not been approved by all the EU states. Text by Steve Smith.