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© Małgorzata Sztremer 2022
© Małgorzata Sztremer 2022

Małgorzata Sztremer

Visual Arts

September, October 2022

Ministerium für Bildung und Kultur Saarland

Born in 1972 in Bytom, Poland, Małgorzata Sztremer received the diploma of painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow and later the diploma of sculpture at the Hochschule der Bildenden Künste Saar, where she works today as a lecturer of painting and drawing. At the evening school affiliated she is a lecturer for drawing. She lives in Saarbrücken.

In her figurative painting Małgorzata Sztremer explores different roles and aspects of women. Currently it is about witches, both those from fairy tales and the real people. Inspired by medieval and surrealist art and literature, Malgorzata Sztremer mimetically paints the fantastic space of witches. Her own memories and observations are also part of it. In this pictorial space, nature and architecture represent an inner landscape. Figures that are created through the idea of the witch and through the process of painting are given a narrative function. Attributes, such as animals and objects, express the interaction between the earth and the feminine side of humans. One of the concerns is to maintain the connection with ancient knowledge about the powers of women in our society.

Before that, Malgorzata Sztremer dealt with the subconscious contents that emerged in private, family life.