Every day we use an indescribable amount of objects and yet every day we produce, buy and throw away as many. It seems that in contemporary society everything has an expiration date and as soon as an object stops working you don’t even try to fix it anymore, you take a new one directly. This has led us to no longer recognize the real value of things. In order to denounce this attitude and this hyper-consumerism that characterizes us, Alicja Kozłowska creates her fabric sculptures, which could remind you of Lucy Sparrow‘s sculptures.
Alicja Kozłowska was born in Warsaw and has managed to merge two of her great passions, her interest in textile art and her love of Pop Art.
Where we see a thread, Alicja Kozłowska sees a work of art: using different materials, from various fabrics to felt, from newspapers to labels, the Polish artist reproduces life-size objects of everyday use. They can be shoes like a tube of toothpaste, although more and more often her works reproduce food, bananas, chips, snacks, lemons, eggs, nothing is missing.
This choice immediately makes us think of the master of Pop Art, Andy Warhol, and his tin boxes, which of course are not missing in Alicja Kozłowska’s vast collection of artwork.
Alicja‘s intention is to show us all these objects from a different point of view, trying to change our relationship with them as well.