Natasza Niedziolka (b. 1978, Miedzychod, Poland) lives and works in Berlin, Germany. She studied at Kunstakademie, Düsseldorf, Germany under Professor Tal R. The artist is represented by Horton Gallery where she made her New York solo debut in January 2012 and has also been featured in a group exhibition, and three art fairs.
Natasza Niedziolka's abstract fabric and thread works intuitively integrate enigmatic shapes and evocative colors. Following in the tradition of Dada artists such as Jean Arp, Niedziolka's fabric panels embrace the irrational. While the artist’s use of quilting and sewing connect her work with historical, democratized expreIssive acts, Niedziolka decidedly rejects traditional craft-art guidelines such as functionality and pictorial coherence.
While her compositions are at times vaguely representational, it is Niedziolka's technique itself that recalls the simplicity and clarity of folk-art. Though powerful, Niedziolka's colors and shapes have a random, scavenged appearance to them like early American "crazy-quilts" which were mended and added to generation after generation, resulting in visually abstract records of time. Where her shapes do approach specificity, glimpses of Picasso-esque collaged, still-lives demonstrating his experimentation with stitching together common objects and substrates may be recognized as well.