Janina Myronova: Voilà is now open at Galerie Lefebvre & Fils, Paris
September 15 – October 17, 2020
Lefebvre & Fils Gallery is pleased to announce the first solo-show of the Polish artist Janina Myronova, work realised in residency in Versailles during the summer of 2020.
Clay always expresses different feelings in varying places. And in every site my sculptures demonstrate other emotions. First time in Paris. I don’t know this city yet. I only watched it from the car window, admired, wanted to stop, to immerse in it. This is the beginning … we’ll see what response it awakens.
Solitude in the workshop. Concentration at work. Different. Most often ceramic studios are raging with social life. Not alone. Three cats, between them the most beautiful Kikito. I’m talking with them and I know that they feel like I need their presence. Sounds and smell of an old house, especially between the second and third floor. French, so caressing, coming from the street. Laughing neighbours. First sculptures are ready, but the next ones will change as always. Merci pour ces sentiments. Merci pour l’invitation.Janina Myronova, July 2020
My characters display a specific, distorted body perspective. The forms are a bit clunky, chubby, anatomically misshapen, marked with accents which double the characters or hybridize their silhouettes. Each sculpture is a different personality, a personal story, a graphic “novel” featuring my favorite motifs: images of family relationships, parent and child, partners, pets. My emotions are “scratched” into them, with a subtle hint towards humor. Wonder, anger, fear and joy are all present there.
Janina Myronova was born in 1987 in Donetsk, Ukraine, and now works and lives in Wroclaw, Poland. From 2010-2012 she graduated a Master of Arts at the Lviv National Academy of Fine Arts, Ukraine, Departmant of Ceramic Art and from 2012-2013 she graduated a Master of Arts in Ceramic Design, Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw, Poland, Department of Ceramics and Glass, followed by 2015-2019 a PhD studies in Ceramics Design, Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw, Poland, Department of Ceramics and Glass. From 2016-2017, within an Erasmus Programme studied at Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle, Department of Ceramics and Glass, Germany. From 2014-2015 Head of Ceramics Studio at Institute of Design Kielce, Poland. In 2019-2020, she is an Assistant Professor at the Academy of Art and Design in Wroclaw, Poland.
Her works have been shown since 2014 at international level in competitions, galleries and museums and have won several prizes in Poland, Croatia, Spain, Romania and China. She was selected as an Artist in Residency at Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taiwan (2018), Clayarch Gimhae Museum, South Korea (2018), Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Center, Denmark (2020), Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Japan (upcoming), Künstlerhaus Stadttöpferei Neumünster, Germany (upcoming). Since 2017 she is a member of International Academy of Ceramics, Geneva.
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Photos copyright Rebecca Fanuele. Courtesy of Janina Myronova and Galerie Lefebvre & Fils