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Marta Pokojowczyk

Marta Pokojowczyk Weaver
Contact
Polish, English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+48 724101426
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From threads to paintings

  • • Marta specialises in the multishaft weaving technique
  • • Her main inspiration is folk culture and nature
  • • In 2019 she received a governmental scholarship

From a fairytale town surrounded by an ancient forest, talented young weaver Marta Pokojowczyk creates her unique woven paintings. By merging traditional folk weaving techniques with modern forms and paint, she designs three-dimensional canvases, fashion accessories and interior textiles. Marta started experimenting with textiles during her diploma in painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw in 2013 by ripping open and sewing jute coffee bags. She transformed her passion into a career in 2015 after completing a 5-month-long weaving course organised by Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs at Helena Loerman's Handwoven Textiles Atelier in Odemira, Portugal. Marta loves the manual and environmentally friendly process of weaving on her loom. After running her studio for 2 years in Wroclaw, she decided to move to Supraśl in 2019, a small town in north-east Poland.

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Works

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Photo: ©Marta Pokojowczyk
Textile sculpture

Marta Pokojowczyk’s three-dimensional canvases are decorative fabrics made entirely on a weaving loom. They appear as single decorative forms, wall hangings. The textile sculpture is made on a loom using the painting technique of glazing – an application of transparent or semi-transparent layers onto each other.

Length 50 cm
Width 20 cm
Height 140 cm

Photo: ©Marta Pokojowczyk
Horizon. Cabo Sardão

This handwoven canvas and painting, part of Marta Pokojowczyk’s Horizons series, is based on a Portuguese landscape. The warp is handwoven on a loom and partially dyed with acrylic textile paint. Each step of the creation process is connected with building and exploring the nature of colour as well as the structure of the fabric.

Length 65 cm
Width 2 cm
Height 135 cm

Photo: ©Marta Pokojowczyk
Horizon. Milfontes

This handwoven canvas and painting, part of Marta Pokojowczyk’s Horizons series, is based on a Portuguese landscape. The canvas is handwoven on a loom from linen, organic cotton, silk and woollen yarn. The warp is partially dyed with acrylic textile paint. Each step of the creation process is connected with building and exploring the nature of colour as well as the structure of the fabric.

Length 65 cm
Width 2 cm
Height 140 cm

Photo: ©Marta Pokojowczyk
Presence

Marta Pokojowczyk’s sculptural fabric object is built from a pair of handwoven twin net curtains with an aluminium construction, which can be viewed from all sides. Presence is part of the concept called Humanism of Fabrics, which is guided by the experience of handwoven textiles and man made forms.

Width 67 cm
Height 310 cm
Height 300 cm

Photo: ©Marta Pokojowczyk
The Source

This three-dimensional canvas, designed by Marta Pokojowczyk, is entirely woven on a loom. It appears as a single decorative sculptural form, a wallhanging, but can also be used to create a larger composition. The sculptural textile is constructed on a loom based on a painting technique of glazing, the application of transparent or semi-transparent layers one on top of the other.

Length 50 cm
Width 20 cm
Height 140 cm

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