Kinetic Sculpture by Karolina Maszkiewicz
Left: Trapped And Seeming Like A Distant Candle Consumed By A Dark Room. Was There…, 2016. Bronze, foil, and stainless steel.
Right: Kyanaite, 2016. Lacquer, paint, stainless steel, and wood.
Polish American sculptor, illustrator and designer Karolina Maszkiewicz is a Los Angeles transplant that was born and raised in Torun, Poland. She started her career in the fashion industry after to moving to LA to study design, and worked for several major fashion brands and opened her own well-loved retail store in Laurel Canyon.
After joining the studio of an American artist based in Malibu, Karolina transitioned into sculpture and began to develop her own body of work. Karolina’s sculpture work is extremely diverse and ranges from large floral installations to kinetic sculptures. Karolina’s work pays homage to 20th century female artists such as Niki de Saint Phalle, Gego, and Eva Hesse, and also brings issues such as the current extreme drought in her adopted hometown of Los Angeles to light.
Karolina’s Diving Rod sculptures such as “Kyanaite”, featured above, were created with the intent to serve as energy surveyors that act as a conduit for desire between object and viewer. The viewer’s energy moves the rod towards what he or she instinctively needs; be it love, affection, or inspiration.
Her hanging mobile featured above, “Trapped…”, is a delicately balanced amalgamation of bronze, foil, and stainless steel. It’s extremely lightweight and reacts sensitively to environmental movement.
Karolina’s sculpture work has recently begun to show in galleries across the U.S., and is currently available for sale on 1st Dibs. We can’t wait to see how her work progresses and transforms, and would love to incorporate her work into one of our client’s interiors!