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Ewa Latkowska-¯ychska

Born in 1950. Studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in £ód¼. Graduated in 1976.
Painter, photographer, paper and book artist, makes also tapestry, writes texts on art. Professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in £ód¼. Wonn many awards (among others: ZPAP medal at the 2nd National Exhibition of Unique Tapestry – 1981; honorary mention at the Oshima World Handmade Picture Book Contest in Japan – 2002). Took part in many exhibitions in Poland and abroad; since 1998 in the Contemporary Polish Book Art show. Her works are in museums and galleries in Poland (£ód¼, Warsaw), Hungary, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, USA.

My books are assemblages of papers made by myself. I like particularly paper made in Japanese way – this is so because it has two different sides and each can be a separate picture. There’s no painful leaving one page, since in the case of book both pages take part in telling a story. Therefore a book is the best place for my papers. And as for my stories, I have always likes sunrises and sunsets, twilights, shadows running away from under my feet, rhythms of birches – even in the kitsch pictures – and multiplicity of visual events within the unity of a cornfield, all that visual theatre. This is what my books are about.

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