28 Mar BSR – residency application
My name is Karolina Skorek, and I am a multidisciplinary artist. In this proposal, I will be presenting my project titled “Deconstructing Female Form,” which explores the position of modern women in society and art.
My influence for this artistic research comes from the Baroque period, which has always been a significant source of inspiration in my art. The focus on the emotional and theatrical, the richness, drama and intensity drives me to create pieces that are both bold and intricate. The use of chiaroscuro, the opulence of the materials and the overall grandeur of Baroque aesthetics are elements that I always come back to in my work.
My goal is to investigate the position of modern women in society and art, deconstructing the female form and its social construct; exploring how it has evolved over time and how it can be redefined in the modern world.
As a female artist myself, I am particularly interested in exploring the concepts of identity, diversity and inclusivity in this project. Through my work, I hope to challenge traditional ideas of femininity and celebrate the diversity of women’s experiences and identities.
My explorations will take place through visual art, unravelling the concepts of identity, diversity and inclusivity whilst pushing the boundaries of traditional representations of women. Through exploring and investigating the great masters of Baroque paintings and female artists of the period, I’ll be focusing on their contributions to art and the way they depicted the female form. I will also research the concepts of identity, diversity and inclusivity, particularly regarding modern women. In doing so, I want to deconstruct the female form and its social construct and the traditional ideas of femininity as well as exploring how it has evolved over time and how it can be redefined in the modern world as well as celebrate the diversity of women’s experiences and identities.
The proposed methodology for this project will involve the aforementioned extensive research into Baroque artists, focusing on female artists and their depictions of the female form. Additionally, I plan to collaborate with, and conduct interviews with, individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures who identify as women to gain insights into their experiences of identity and femininity. The information collected will inform my artistic process, exploring ways to create art that celebrate the diversity of the female experience. Interviews will also be part of a video documenting the whole process.
Possible outcomes for this project include a series of works including arte digitale pieces combining photography, painting, video art and installations that challenge the traditional representation of women in art. These pieces will reveal the complexities of identity, diversity, and inclusivity and how they can be represented through the female form. The project also aims to initiate a conversation about the role of women in art and society and how we can promote diversity and inclusivity in our artistic expressions.
I believe that this project is crucial at a time when conversations about gender and identity are at the forefront of societal discourse. As an artist, I see it as my responsibility to use my skill and voice to challenge societal norms and promote diversity and inclusivity. With “Deconstructing Female Form,” I hope to do just that.
Thank you for considering my proposal. I look forward to discussing this project with you further and bringing it to life.
What would you expect to gain from a period spent in Rome?
As a multidisciplinary artist, my work is influenced by diverse cultures and perspectives, and my residency in Rome would offer me a unique opportunity to incorporate history, art and culture into my artistic practice like never before. My project is a critical investigation into the position of modern women in society and art with a focus on identity, diversity and inclusivity.
The residency would give me access to some of the world’s most renowned Baroque artworks, providing me with the chance to study the techniques, styles, and themes of some of the greatest artists of that period. This experience would allow me to invaluably expand my knowledge and understanding of the Baroque era and thus grow as an artist.
As a multidisciplinary artist the works I intend to create would be influenced by the Baroque period, the city of Rome and my research on modern women. These works would be unique and diverse, ranging from photography and painting to video art and installations.
This residency in Rome would also provide me with the opportunity to collaborate with other artists, both in Rome and in Wales. Through networking and building relationships with other artists, I could share my knowledge, ideas and experiences, and also gain new insights and perspectives on my work.
What would you contribute to the arts in Wales if you undertook this residency? *
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This residency would allow me to contribute a fresh perspective on the position of modern women in society and art. Through my exploration of Baroque art and the female form, I would bring a new perspective to traditional representations of women in art, challenging societal norms and promoting diversity and inclusivity. Additionally, my collaboration with women from diverse backgrounds and cultures would help to amplify voices that are often underrepresented in the art world. This collaboration would also provide a platform for those underrepresented voices to be heard in the Welsh arts scene. The project’s potential to contribute to the arts in Wales by initiating a conversation about the role of women in Welsh art and society cannot be overstated.
Indeed, my project has the potential to contribute to the arts in Wales by initiating a conversation about the role of women in Welsh art and society. By challenging traditional representations of women in art and exploring the complexities of identity and diversity, I hope to promote inclusivity and diversity in the arts, providing a platform for underrepresented voices to be heard.
Overall, I believe that my project, “Deconstructing Female Form,” would initiate a much-needed conversation about the role of women in art and society, promoting diversity and inclusivity in artistic expression.