Malwina Konopacka


AutoEye, series of ceramic vases.

The AutoEye works are a series of tall vases covered in geometric designs. Malwina Konopacka’s creations hark back to 1960s-style patterns. Their coloured glass, irregular, abstract motifs and filiform decorations are reminiscent of Pablo Picasso, a common reference point in Polish ceramics of the 1950s and 1960s. Back then, many designs were produced as limited, hand-decorated editions, thus rendering these everyday objects unique. Polish “pikasy” – as these ceramics inspired by the work of the Spanish painter were known – featured in interior designs, symbolising modernity. Using an underglazing technique and hand-cut decals, the artist reimagines the tools and traditions of Polish design.

Malwina Konopacka (b. 1982, Warsaw) – illustrator, graphic artist, author of ceramics. She studied industrial design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw and illustration at the Universität der Künste in Berlin.