Justyna Kisielewicz, is a Polish native and a California based painter. Her paintings are cheeky, trendy cool and popping with clever and lively unexpected colors. Kisielewicz’s paintings are filled with references to modern pop culture and inspired by the tradition of American and European aesthetics. She has been celebrated by international fashion and lifestyle magazines, as the “pop culture obsessed” “rebellious artist from Poland” and as the “princess of pop culture”. Her artistic style and subject matter is non-repetitive, however, it is consistent and sexy. She freely uses inspirations, words and symbols that are subconsciously rooted in the eye of the viewer through culture. She is the master of color and sublime technical expression. Kisielewicz’s work is uniquely self-referential and emotionally honest.
Justyna Kisielewicz received her MFA from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Poland. Her works have been featured in Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour, Business Insider, Hi Fructose, Juxatopoz, Supersonic Magazine and Paint Pulse Magazine. Kisielewicz’s work has been the subject of exhibits in international galleries and museums in Warsaw, San Francisco, Sydney and Berlin. Her work has been presented at art fairs in Berlin, Hamburg (Germany) and Maastricht (Netherlands). Most recently Kisielewicz’s work has been acquired to fill the permanent collection of the National Museum in Gdansk, Poland.
Candy-pink, flamingo-pink, princess-blue and cloud-white colour pourings as sweet as sugar are melting on magnificently detailed drawn up canvas surfaces forming layers of a nice, intact world with beautiful people, animals, decor in grand style. This being in the middle of all this: in a glamorous, yet successfully witty picture world of Justyna Kisielewicz. The artist celebrates her trendy-baroque art ecstasy in a deliberate, unconventional, confident way.
The topic – the material which her art is made of: consumption and capitalism. In her works, Justyna Kisielewicz tackles the omnipresent, superficial, glassily retouched mass culture: in a critical way, yet by no means disrespectfully or self-righteously, but with a flirtatiously cheeky winking.
Dr. Heike Welzel-Philipp, Art historian, Berlin