About the Artwork

Tatiana Wolska creates her sculptures using recycled plastic bottles. By cutting, perforating and thermo-welding them, she achieves sprawling, modular biomorphic forms. The transparency of the plastic adds visual effects of light and shadow. First shown at Palais de Tokyo in 2015, the sculpture occupied space in a monumental installation.

Seductive in their vivid red colour and intriguing in their forms, the sculptures appear aerial or dense and voluminous. By being light-weight however, these arresting forms can be placed within the environment in ways defying the laws of gravity. They can evoke floating islands of plastic waste or hold a strong poetic charge, appearing to be mysteriously suspended from the buildings or trees as if infecting the environment.

Year: 2021

Copyright the artist, courtesy of l’étrangère and Irène Laub Gallery. Photo: © Nick Turpin


Cut and thermo-welded plastic bottles



Artist Biography

Tatiana Wolska

Born in 1977 in Poland, Tatiana Wolska lives and works in Brussels (BE). She completed her degree at Villa Arson (FR) in 2007. Wolska uses humble, discarded materials to create sprawling biomorphic sculptures. Her works on paper are integral part of her practice. She was awarded a prestigious Salon de Montrouge prize in 2014, which led to the solo presentation of her works at Palais de Tokyo. Amongst the institutional exhibitions she took part in are Domaine de la Chamarande, Duchamp Art Center, Yvetot, Fondation Villa Datris, L’Isle-sur- la-Sorgue, Frac Centre-Val de Loire, Orléans, Les Tanneries, Amilly, Van Buuren Museum, Brussels, Fondation Boghossian, Brussels, Galerie de la Marine, Nice, FRAC Corse, FRAC PACA, Marseille.