Edyta Dudus lives and works in Wroclaw, Poland. She graduated from the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Fine Arts in Poland with MFA. She completed her studies obtaining a diploma in easel painting in the atelier of Prof. Aleksander Dymitrowicz and in multimedia in the atelier of Prof. Przemyslaw Pintal.
She practises easel painting and video art mainly focusing on human existence.
A scene on her canvas is usually filled with a female character posed in more or less definite reality. A picture causes the recipient’s reflection on existence, communicates paradoxical truths – in a subjective way – which are also eternal truths lying beyond cultures. This specific qualitative dialectics reveals contradictions rooted in human existence. Thus fear and hope, uncertainty and trust, loneliness and closeness, absurd and meaning, possibility and necessity find their proper place in her artistic narrative. The artist’s narrative is characterized by interpretative openness. Shortcuts and insinuations create the synthesis of the artistic narrative, which essentially attempts to find quietness, relief, freedom.
In video creations the artist also touches the problem of human existence, which is changeable and conditioned. She deals, among others, with potentiality and limitations of a human being, his inclinations to self-destruction and possibilities of positive creation of its own life; a human being in relation me – the other, me – the world, carrying on the argument between reason, will and feelings.
„(…) The artist seems to have special access to filtering the reality and concentrating her attention on primary truth about a human being. Therefore the painter does not engage in conversations concerning fashionable, temporal enchantments or cultural sore spots. She stays aside, continuously grasping and inclining the recipient to focus his/her attention on something deeper, fundamental, reminding us of a human being” as not a single “player of the universe”. Therefore the artist has a need to solely suggest the subject. It is also dictated by her sensitivity and poetic imagination, so to speak, by the strategy of indirect communication, existential, Kierkegaardian. On coming in dialogue with her works, we feel taken in by a special atmosphere, full of mysteries and insinuations. Two spheres are impelled: the one of feelings and the one of thought. Thus the reaction of the recipients may differ, a painting touching them with its sensuality and intellectual depth. All this takes place accompanied by minimalism of the means used by the author, intensifying the content of a message.
Dr hab. Jacek Aleksandr Prokopski
"Psychopuzzles by Edyta Duduś"
Shreds, snapshots, splinters of some events, mackles – mild and inaccurate traces: a silhouette, a piece of pavement, an interior at nightfall, a scene on a terrace, in a park…something one cannot know – an echo of somebody’s presence in mysterious time and place. This is the truth about the meanders of our capricious memory, percolated through and distorted by the filter of emotions and deceptive imagination. Such unadulterated truth about us and about vanishing, about the reality, or rather about what remains after it, tells us Edyta Duduś in her creation of the latest and fully mature series of paintings.
Her production is the record of emotions awoken by some events, psychological situations, selectively registered and recorded in the form of ascetic images, in which the reality becomes kind of a dream, a mirage. The poetics of hypnotizing visions, insinuations, blurs and meditation which is an immanent feature of the artist, has occurred in her earlier, very private and sparing of expression series of images created for the fragments of the prose by Olga Tokarczuk, as well as in her cycle of small sketches presenting windows as entrances into other dimensions and symbolic portraits of places and moods. It should be said that Edyta with her distinct psychologizing inclination is getting better and better at portraying the mood, the atmosphere, the aura of places and situations, which she is telling us about. As her instructor, I have received ingenuous satisfaction observing for a couple of years the process of development of this intriguing and interesting individuality which is very close to me. I believe that Edyta will retain her tendency of thoughtfulness and wistfulness, reflection over the World and the human nature, and will keep telling us about it more and more intensively.
Prof. Janusz Jaroszewski