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News: Kaja Renkas poster exhibition at Galeria Schody in Warsaw
received from Krzysztof Grzelak, Galeria Schody

Exhibition poster by Kaja Renkas
Kaja Renkas - poster exhibition
29.11 - 10.12.2014
Opening Saturday November 29, 19:00
Galeria Schody, Warsaw, Poland

Kaja Renkas has been working as a professional artist since 2004. She makes graphics, posters, and paintings. She works at the University of Silesia, the Art Institut in Cieszyn where she teaches design. She has participated in major international poster competitions in Warsaw, La Paz, Tehran, Lahti, Toyama, Moscow etc. Her works are in private collections and museums around the world. She had several solo exhibitions in Poland and abroad (Berlin, Saint Louis, DeKalb, Ankara) and has participated in numerous group exhibitions throughout the world. She has led art workshops at the Northern Illinois University (USA), Bilkent University (Turkish), Glyndwr University (UK).

The bizarre world of Kaja Renkas' posters has little in common with the conscious world and much in common with a lucid dream-like state. Playful collages narrate the imprint of an imperfect memory wherein mismatched objects spill over, perception become disrupted, reality gets distorted, skin gives way to transparency, and all beings undergo fragmentation and metamorphosis. At the heart of her work, and holding the chaos together, is a sensual and reflective visual fiction of intrigue and mystery, inviting the viewer to voyeurism. We watch the exposed female form turning away, the masculine operating curious machinery, both sexes diverting themselves while being brought ever closer to the forbidden, to the erotic, and to that which is difficult to understand or to cure.

The images are ones of confinement--boarders, archways, cages, and fashions hold the subjects captive, terminally on display. But their far-eastern ornamentation also suggests freedom, escape, and travel, themes that run deep in the Polish psyche as a younger generation frees itself from the struggles of a former Poland, only to find new challenges as Western values and culture emerge. Chris Smentkowski

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