She was born in Zabrze, Poland, in 1970. Living in Berlin, she was brought to Montreal’s sight via L’Arsenal where she developed a stunning construction similar to Raumzeichnung, with black duct-tape over the gallery’s white walls.
Stating that she could feel her work as the extension of her own existence into the architecture, she started shyly to glue straight black bold lines inside a semi-closed room, leading her progression outside from it. Once liberated from the limited environment, her work began to eccentrically separate from the walls and ceilings to finally jump from one corner of the roomy gallery to the other.
The externalization of her feelings could be easily understood through the impressive duct-tape structure.
Then, she removed the whole installation and packed it up into big bags, to ship them to her Berlin studio, where she supposedly took pictures of the big tape balls, as portraits of residues from her existence.
Fascinated by the linear and its variation, Monika Gryzmala seems to be interested by the continuity of the linear approach to life, and particularly axed on human existence unlike a Caroline Armand, who had explored light in the medium of linear architecture.
In interest, impossible not to lookout for Marta Herford.
Other work of interest HERE. Artnet infos on this artist HERE.
UNFORTUNATELY, MONIKA GRYZMALA’ WORK LACKS OF HIGH RESOLUTION PICTURES, DUE TO A NECESSARY PHYSICAL PRESENCE OF HER INSTALLATIONS TO ENJOY THE ART.
PDF LINK TO HIGH RESOLUTION
5 km of black paper tape installation
PHOTO LINK TO HIGH RESOLUTION