Prof. Wiktor Zin

Aneta Jaźwińska's artistic creativity

In 1997, Aneta Jaźwińska obtained her Master's Degree from the European Academy of Art in Warsaw, in the department of Graphic Design (passing with a distinction). I was already aware of her artistic personality and the abilities which she displayed during her studies and it transpired that she had already completed art studies in Toronto and Ontario in Canada as well as being a graduate of a Medical Yocational School in Warsaw. Ali this meant that she stood out from the other students both for her rangę of interests and also for the extraordinary ease with which she acąuired knowledge and shaped her own creative personality.

After completing her studies in the EAS, she has developed a wide rangę of activities in the area of design: from trading stands to company signs, starting with the scenographic designs and finishing with posters.
The second attribute which underlines her artistic personality is her ability to use different mediums perfectly, including pencils, water-colours, pastels and oils. She has also held graphics workshops in linoleum print, etching and lithography.
Her creative passion is particularly impressive. Her talent is coupled with hard work and a systematic way of working and, as a result, she nów has a considerable body of work behind her.
She has participated in many national and international collector exhibitions, with her work being highly praised by one critic for the separateness of her perception of the world and her innovative ideas (eg exhibitions organised by the Stowarzyszenie Twórców Pomost i Grupy Jar ó). Her individual exhibitions arę also very worthy of attention ("The Red Sea", "Landscapes and Peatbogs", "Light and Colour"). They all showed an artist heading in a definite direction, totally aware of where her creative work was taking her. In my introduction to her exhibition "The Architecture of Spaces", in the prestigious Kraków Gallery No. l on ul. Kanonicza, I wrote: "In this artist - my former student -1 value most the synthetic view of the world. Quite simply, she has acąuired the skill of transposing the Polish landscape into an artist's vision."
And this is fair comment. Aneta Jaźwińska appears to have been formed "in the majesty of the perfect understanding of colour." This is what the soul needs! Sińce she graduated the Graphics Department with a distinction, she has a defined path for her artistic future.

To quote Czapski, "Colour is an element which can completely capture the artist." Aneta Jaźwińska shows us her artistic virtuosity, referring to these words: "We've had Szermentowski, Chełmoński, Fałat and Stanisławski." Today, we have at our disposal the sacred cameras and television cameras, with their "intelligence of seeing". With such a multitude of sources, fmding one's own, original, path, particularly in the area of landscape painting, is risky and very difficult.
Aneta Jaźwińska has found such a path. With her original choice of themes and, at times, her refmed artistic mediums (oils and pastose), she is continuing a beloved discipline -that of the painter's vision of their native countryside. I believe that, in this area, she is great. She surprises us with the awareness of her work. In this agę of the internet and digital photography, her pictures arę absorbing for the viewer and thought-provoking. They show that "hurried time" can, when influenced by her creativity, return to a normal course and rhythm.
She excels in her ability to pick out of the landscape the most important aspects for creating mood. Every part of the landscape possesses this mood. Some people feel it consciously, others subconsciously. A stay in the countryside, whether near the ocean waves or just the weeds in a peatbog, influences our psyche morę than some people believe. Aneta possesses the unusual gift of being able to translate these emotions into the language of colour and the painter's facture. Ultimately, the last comment about Aneta should concern artistic didactics. In this area, she quite clearly has palpable talent and a didactic predilection. Such a personality should be used to shape and sensibilise the young to beauty. The decision of our Dean to confirm her in our school is a fitting approbation.

Prof. Wiktor Zin