"Time of demolition and time of building Another day began for Mrs. Agata, just like any other, like all others. Sleepily sliding a cold and dry foot from beneath the covers, Without rubbing her eyes even. With hypnotised movements, she reached for a box Which called to her with colour and shape. Lighting a cigarette with a dance-like movement, She skipped to the kitchen to make some coffee. So as not to waste as much as a second. In this pre-choreographed, almost virtuoso Sequence she visited the bathroom and walked the dog. Even the wind was unable to keep up And untangle her wrinkles, still warm from sleep The multi-storey indifference with which she looks at People passing by, busy with their own affairs. Biting cold, damp shoes, Uncomfortable buses, in which it seemed She sensed nothing A grey face, set in thought like a block of ice Calculating the days to come Gulps of grey smoke between eternity And temporality 12 hours of work needs only coffee and cigarettes She said we are sailing on one raft Half-submerged in a bog The only difference is that I am responsible for us I am steering, I am fixing the holes Which are now piling up. Evening conversations, coffee and cigarettes Pro-educational advertising slogans Discussions about homosexuality In-vitro fertilisation, about Him, About Her, about Him, About Her, About Us – virtual presence More grey smoke to swallow, Minutes, hours. Come evening, she dyed her hair."
From a limited edition of 50, printed on Somerset Velvet 330gsm paper with deckled edges, the piece is signed and numbered by the artist.
Hand Finished: Yes
Medium: Giclee, Print
Edition Type: Limited Edition
Edition Size: 50
Size (cm): 59.4 x 84
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About the artist
Contemporary artist Marcelina Amelia draws inspiration from her Polish heritage, looking to traditions of folklore and religious iconography to develop a distinctive contemporary aesthetic. Blending childhood nostalgia with the power of dream, Amelia’s work takes a surreal look at the human condition, exploring the tensions and juxtapositions that define our lives. She explains: “I like to play at the tense borders between lust and innocence; joy and sadness; fun and pain. My interest in juxtaposition comes from my origins and fascination with East European culture.”
In 2018, Rebecca Wilson, chief curator at Saatchi Art, highlighted Amelia as an artist to invest in, while Saatchi curator Monty Preston recognised her as “unquestionably an artist on the rise.”
She has been featured in publications including Booooooom, Digital Arts, Art Wednesday, Vogue and Ballad Of Magazine. She exhibited at D&AD, New Designers, London Design Festival, London Illustration Fair, and took part in Faberge’s Big Egg Hunt.
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