In anticipation of Odysseus
patinated bronze wood cooper, h. 41 cm
brąz patynowany, drewno i miedź, wysokość 41 cm
KATARZYNA BUŁKA MATŁACZ was born in Warsaw, graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts (ASP) in Warsaw, the Faculty of Sculpture in 1991. An author of statuettes for such companies as TVN, Puls Biznesu, AXA, AIG, Kraft Foods, BRE Bank, Credit Suisse, PAN, Forbes. She receives invitations for exhibitions worldwide.
Her works can be found in private collections in Poland and abroad, also in galleries in Poland, France, Germany, Netherlands and Great Britain. In 1999 she received a scholarship from the Ministry of Culture and Art.
The sculptures by K. Bulka-Matlacz amazingly combine the elements of surrealism, grotesque and fairy tale, which are used to show the complexity of human condition, man's ambitions and limitations, his advantages and drawbacks.
The artist uses extremely adequate thought abbreviations to enclose a complete tale carrying a deep philosophical and humanistic message in a limited space. The sculptress uses the lost wax casting, a technique known since ancient times.
This method of making artistic moulds requires the sculptor's huge artistry and patience. Each of the artist's sculptures is a unique and inimitable creation. The works reflect her unusual precision and respect for the recipients. The extraordinary relationship she is able to establish with the audience results in the excellent acceptance and recognition of her works of art., in Poland and all over the world.