Alicja Kozłowska is a textile artist from Poland.
” I draw inspiration from the reality that surrounds me, consumerism and everyday objects. I create in the aesthetics of Pop Art.
“In my works I use a needle, like a brush. I combine various materials from labels, newspapers, foils, to felt and fabric. I create from large format “embroidered pictures” to miniature patches.
“I would like to popularise and change the perception of fabric, which can also become a work of art. Every work requires commitment and patience from me, it is unique, created spontaneously without a specific pattern and in a fit of inspiration. Working with material is my passion.
“I try to make each of my paintings unique and stimulate the viewer’s imagination.”
There is a freshness and experimentalism to Alicja’s work. By scrolling through her Instagram you can see the progression she is making and enjoy the process by which her ideas turn into reality.
I always like the idea of immortalising the mundane and using stitch to capture ordinary moments; I’m reminded of Susie Vickery and Gillian Bates whose work has a similar intent. Alicja’s focus on everyday objects provides an opportunity for us to rethink these items we take for granted.
The Kingpin of Contemporary Embroidery. Committed to changing the way the world thinks about needlecraft.