Meet The Maker: Agata Jendrzejek – Artist

We had a chat with Agata from Art and Crafts retailer Cass Art, about her work and inspiration. Agata is an Installation Artist & Designer whose work is thought provoking and rich in historical & social context & whose primary areas of interest spread through Photography, Advertisement & Installation Art.

Agata produces enchanting Installation Art using everyday objects, questioning the way they have acquired meaning & transforming them into dazzling visual experience. Her work is rich in colours, textures & usually have an enigmatic narrative lurking the viewer into the world of her captivating stories.

1. What inspired you to get making?

Personally, Art is a great opportunity for expression through my own visual language.

2. What are you looking forward to at the Handmade Fair?

I am looking forward to meeting all the creative personalities and sharing my experiences and knowledge with visitors to inspire them to paint!

3. What are you known for in your artwork?

I like to question the meaning of objects and try to use them in different way my installations from what might be the obvious.

4. Where do you get your ideas from?

I get my ideas from so many different places- it could be my close environment, political issues, or the splendour of nature!

5. Tell us something most people don’t know about you.

I have a cute miniature Schnauzer called Sweetie – not my choice of name!

6. What have you been working on recently?

I have been experimenting with translucent paper and LED lights to create and installation embracing the volatility and fragility of insect life.

7. What’s your best piece of advice to anyone who wants to start crafting/making?

Do not be afraid to fail. Just do it.

Wise words!

8. Who would be on your dream dinner party guest list and why?

I think the most inspiring dinner party I can possibly imagine would be one with the guest list stolen from Judy Chicago’s installation ‘The Dinner Party’ (1979) (image below)

Her artwork brings together thirty nine mythical and historical famous women: Georgia O’Keeffe, Elizabeth I, Emily Dickinson, Margaret Sanger to name just a few.

Join Agata for an Introduction to Acrylic Painting at Hampton Court in the Paint and Print skills workshops from 1pm-2pm every day.