Growing up as a child in communist Poland, Ania’s life was underpinned by stark grey concrete structures. This architecture was raw, substantial and woven into the history and fabric of her upbringing.
Ania’s work draws from the rawness, seeking beauty in simplicity of the form, tactility of the texture. She explores how limitations can inspire and release creativity, the tension between surface and form, between the ordered and the organic.
She is inspired by geometric forms, minimalistic decoration and natural qualities of the materials. Pushing the material to its limits and to express those formative, dynamic relationships between contrasts and opposites.
From a distance, Ania’s work can appear quiet. It is only when one gets closer, when one touches and holds her pieces that they get to see the detail, feel the texture, experience the surfaces.