Lidia Kostanek is a Polish-born artist, living and working in France with a degree from the Academy of Fine Arts of Warsaw.
Over the last five years, she has dedicated herself to ceramic sculptures.
The concept of femininity is imposed on women by society and its rules : it is through the filter of her appearance and through others’ gazes that she will be evaluated, appreciated, or desired. Woman is mainly judged as a body or its parts...
I often cut the body into pieces : sometimes to extract one organ to emphasize its strength or weakness and other times to multiply elements and construct a new quality of form.
Repetition is the pursuit of perfection, but it can be also a sort of the punishment : just like having to copy a sentence in a school notebook over and over.