Sandstone and SnowAgata Kijanka
Oil painting on Wood
Ready to hang
Signed on back
18 " h x 18 " w x 3 " d |3 lbs. 7 oz.
Agata took a different approach to abstracting this Sedona-inspired snowy landscape, with its intentional lack of horizon. "Sedona is an elevating experience, spiritually and visually," she explains. "Painting this piece in memory of the first snowfall I experienced living there, I wanted to focus on the vertical nature of the cliffs. I like how this piece reminds me of walking next to one of my favorite formations during a whiteout of snowfall." The sides are painted a dark chocolate color.
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.