France (b. 1946)
Born on 18th October, 1946 in Paris, Cité des Fleurs, Sylvia Katuszewski lives and works in Paris.
Sylvia Katuszewski is a creator who has a mentoring network of poets (she especially corresponded with Rene Char). She created a horde of totemic icons, suffering women or bruised goddesses, damaged saints, poetic but deadly and in a lot of pain.
Wounded and wonderful women, standing, women-children, women-mothers, portrayed in milky whiteness, tender and sweet, sometimes scarred due to pain and this can be seen through their look, which trickles in black, scarified flesh, totemic touching women. A painful and beautiful effigy, tenderly created, however incomplete.
A paradox art and definitely a shock. Sylvia Katuszewski's fire retardant women-children are lifelike! Loved Icons, in a prayer repository and worshiped by men, nonetheless the sculptures of Sylvia Katuszewski embody the suffering of women, mothers children who are lost or abandoned, or have undergone aborted pregnancies. A differing art where the flexible treatment manages to suggest the harshness of words.