STRUCTURA NATURALIS ARTE SIENA 2019
12.07 – 04.08 | OLGA NIESCIER PAINTING
Galleria Cesare Olmastroni
Palazzo Patrizi, Via di Citta 75, Siena
We would like to invite you to the solo show by Olga Niescier, taking place in Siena as part of the city’s project ARTE SIENA 2019. Invited by Siena’s department of culture, the chosen artists present their solo exhibitions in the heart of Siena’s historical centre, in Palazzo Patrizi.
“Structura Naturalis” is a selection of Niescier’s paintings from 2013 – 2016, an insight into botanical micro-universes, a personal encounter with Zen and abstract expressionism, a meditative exploration of nature’s structures and rhythms.
Niescier’s artistic language evolved initially in the Fine Arts Academy in Lodz, in discourse with “unism”, the art theory of Wladyslaw Strzeminski, a renowned artist of the Polish vanguard movement during the interwar period. “Unism” pursued the uttermost impact of the painting’s entire surface by experimenting with chromatic diminution and exploring the homogeneity and vibrancy of composition. Further influences come from the study and the elaboration of action painting’s techniques of the dynamic and unrestrained process of colour application. Niescier’s intuitive use of the organic interplay of colour renders her work rich in texture and matter.
Niescier is professionally immersed in material research and design, which informs her vision of painting having a decorative presence playing an integral part in the interiors of both profane and sacred spaces. She finds her inspiration in both the tradition of sophisticated Japanese screen painting and the elegance and the symbolism of the late gothic Sienese School. She contrasts her pulsating painted structures with the discipline of laser-sculpted ornament, creating compound canvases composed of and including decorative panels of textile and leather.
Niescier’s art is permeated by a spiritual approach that can be traced to the historical tradition of Asian landscape painting. The study of nature and its scenery, in micro and macro perspective, becomes an inner journey and a way to express a sense of self and one’s relation to the universe.