I Walk Alone to Be with YouAgata Kijanka
Oil paint, cold wax, gold pigment, sand on Wood
Ready to hang
Signed on back
10 " h x 42 " w x 2.75 " d |5 lbs. 14 oz.
Agata vividly remembers a quiet walk she took alone along the coast. "The beauty of that place," she recalls. "A feeling that I will never forget. The fog and smoke rolled over the valley, rolled over the ocean, and rolled into my dreams and memory." This piece features a subtle application of gold pigment in the upper left corner, giving a slight sparkle. Sand was mixed into the paint in the dark areas to create a raised texture that nicely contrasts the smooth surface throughout the rest of the painting.
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Artist Agata Kijanka creates sensually textured abstract paintings. Working from visual and emotional memory and imagination, Agata builds each artwork in layers - applying paint with scrapers and brayers, transferring paint from other surfaces, and removing paint with solvent and blades. One of the defining moments for Agata as an artist was when she moved alone to Santa Fe from Seattle in 2008. As she explains, it was "a beautiful place that I love with its rich art related history, plentiful galleries, and inspiring landscapes. I anticipated staying for 6 months but I ended up staying for 4 years." She continued her artistic journey to Sedona, AZ and now lives in Albuquerque where she works from her home studio. Putting down roots in the southwest has influenced Agata's work, especially time in the desert, the sunshine and open skies. When she's not painting, Agata enjoys cooking, gardening in her desert yard, and talking endlessly to her rescue dog.