Agata Wojcieszkiewicz studied Fine Art at The Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk in Poland and Winchester School of Art UK. Agata has a studio at Making Space in Leigh Park, Portsmouth.
When Agata arrived in England about 6 years ago she took a job on a ‘scrub team’ at a local hospital using heavy industrial equipment to deep clean ‘infectious’ areas, her team of workers were mostly women and some of them immigrants. These women and their daily work became the anonymous silhouetted subjects in a powerful series of drawings and paintings which are both stunning in their technical intricacy and surprising in their beauty. Agata depicts ordinary objects and people ‘normally lacking any importance or significance. I recycle them and give them new life by re-assembling in a composition that gives fresh meaning and context to everyday detritus.’’