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MONIA JANUS PROPOSES A CONCEPT OF SCULPTURAL PAINTING FORMALLY MINIMAL AND SIMPLE. IN HER PRACTICE SHE FUSES TWO-DIMENSIONAL PAINTING AND THREE-DIMENSIONAL SCULPTURE. SHE EXPLORES PROPERTIES OF FLAT SURFACES, EXTENDS THE BOUNDARIES OF THEIR BI-DIMENSIONALITY AND EXAMINES HOW FOLDING, BENDING OR CRUSHING CAN  AFFECT VIEWERS’ PERCEPTION OF COLOR AND SHAPE.

 
SHE EMPLOYS A VARIETY OF MEDIA. SHE CREATES  FOLDS AND VOIDS OFTEN ENHANCED BY ADDITIONAL PAINT OR TRANSPARENT ACRYLIC FINISHES. SHE IMPLEMENTS VASTE RANGE OF COLORS HOWEVER SOMETIMES SHE REMAINS IN A MONOCHROMATIC ENVIRONMENT TO PRESERVE THE RAW CHARACTER OF THE USED MEDIUM. SHE WORKS ON LAYERS. BY APPLYING ADDITIONAL ELEMENTS SHE AMPLIFIES THE STRUCTURAL VOLUME OF HER WORKS AND MOVES THEM TOWARDS SCULPTURE.
 
INVESTIGATING THE SPECTRUM OF THEIR GEOMETRICAL POTENTIAL, SHE SPEAKS OF ISSUES OF SCALE AND  PROPORTION. FOCUSED ON SIMPLE FOLDING TECHNIQUES  SHE TRANSFORMS PAPER FANS INTO COMPLEMENTARY FIGURES AND TREATS THEM AS A REPETITIVE DYNAMIC MATRIX.
 
BY SIMPLE  USE OF  FOLDS SHE RESHAPES THE IMAGE. SHE OFTEN WORKS ON GRID-BASED REPETITIVE SEQUENCES. UNIFORM REPETITION OF ELEMENTS AT EQUAL INTERVALS COMPOSE PREDICTABLE AND UNDERSTANDABLE ARRANGEMENT THAT EVOKES FORMS OBSERVED IN NATURE.
 
EACH WORK – IF ONE FOLLOWS AGNES MARTIN’S VIEW – IS THE RESULT OF “DEVELOPING AWARENESS “. THE PROCESS ITSELF RESHAPES  HER CONSCIOUS INTENTIONS AND MOVES HER TOWARDS THE UNKNOWN. COMPLETED ARTWORKS AS MUCH AS FAILED ATTEMPTS TO DO SO ARE HER MAIN SOURCE OF INSPIRATION AND SIMPLY ” TELLS THE NEXT THING TO DO “.
 
MONIA JANUS IS A POLISH DESIGNER AND ARTIST WHO CURRENTLY LIVES AND WORKS KOSZALIN.  SHE GRADUATED FROM THE INSTITUTE OF DESIGN AT THE POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY OF KOSZALIN AND HAS CONTINUED HER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WITHIN THE FIELD OF DESIGN AND VISUAL ARTS.