Loop after loop Agata Oleksiak crochets anything that enters her bubble; even people! Olek was born in Poland and graduated with a degree in Cultural Studies, she moved away from the ” industrial, close-minded Silesia,” a region in Poland, when she rediscovered her crochet abilities while in New York- where she’s been knitting art ever since.
She has stated that she chose to crochet as a means to do two things at once: to watch movies and make some great art. She has been quoted saying, “Life and art are inseparable. The movies I watch while crocheting influence my work, and my work dictates the films I select.” I’d do the same to keep myself interested for the many hours of knitting to be done.
Her artistic goal is to bring renewed color, life and energy with a splash of surprise to a living space- presenting these spaces to the public. Her installations covering some very iconic structures, such as the business district bull.
Olek’s work has been presented in galleries from Brooklyn to Harlem; Istanbul to Venice; Poland and Brazil- her work has also been featured in many great magazines and newspapers around the world. If you like what you see go check out her site!