Agnieszka Pestka is a Polish born artist who landed in New York City after journeying through Europe, Asia and Australia. Her first medium was photography, but in 2017 she enrolled at the School of Visual Arts, where she began crafting her art.
She started experimenting with silk-screening, eventually choosing sculpture and etching as her signature techniques.
In her works, she often focuses on feminine subjects, expressing her own feelings. The female beauty drives her imagination and propels her creativity. Her art funnels the complexity of the universe of human feelings through thoughts, displaying tensions and expressing the conflicts raging within us.
She also uses an etching technique on Zinc Plates.
When sculpture caught her attention, she was deeply intrigued by how metals could be used to create and express her deepest fears, hopes, and desires. Her sculptures mirrors her feelings, her world, merging thesis and antithesis. First delicate and beautiful, then raw and terrifying. The shining of the polished metal attracts, while the sharp edges herald horror.
There are conflicts raging between and within them, yet a beauty as the light hits their polished centers.
Ms. Pestka, has already caught the attention of a few private collectors and has been in several galleries. She is showing promise of being a major player in the art world.
In December she is being included in Art Basil Miami as well as at Glo Gallery located at 1490 Biscayne Boulevard in the heart of downtown Miami.
Ms. Pestka has her own work space and shows her work in Chelsea. Click here to schedule a private viewing.
Also look for news of a gallery showing in New York this February or March.
This is definitely an artist to watch.