OLEK’s art explores sexuality, feminist ideals and the evolution of communication through colors, conceptual exploration and meticulous detail. OLEK consistently pushes the boundaries between fashion, art, crafts and public art, fluidly combining the sculptural and the fanciful.
With the old fashioned technique of crocheting, she has taken the ephemeral medium of yarn to express everyday occurrences, inspirations and hopes to create a metaphor for the complexity and interconnectedness of our body and psychological processes.
Boras – No Limit , organisers spoke up in excitement:
– We´re very happy to include such a talent as OLEK in our line up for the festival for 2015. Her work really stands out and differs from the traditional street art paintings and murals. OLEK will really give a colorful burst to Borås and the festival, says curator Shai Dahan.
– We have a strong line up of artists this year. OLEK is really top notch in the street art world and I´m looking forward to seeing her in Borås. I´m sure her work will be a really appreciated element during the festival. It feels really good to finally be able to roll out our artist list as I know many has been curious for a long long time, says project manager Stina Hallhagen.
OLEK’s bursts of bright colors often mask political and cultural critique woven into the fibers of her installations, mirroring her respect for artists and writers. She highlights that which already exists in the current time and environment. As an active supporter of women’s rights, sexual equality, and freedom of expression, OLEK has used the broad appeal of her work to display her solidarity with those stifled by oppressive laws worldwide. Her transformation of public spaces and objects reflects cultural evolution, mirroring the public response, from those watching and from those within the art.
OLEK, born Agata Oleksiak in 1978 in Poland. OLEK currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
No Limit is an outdoor art event inviting artists from around the world to participate in turning public spaces into an outdoor exhibition. The event is about all kinds of street art, from large scale murals to street art sculptures and installations. No Limit first saw the world in September 2014. 2015 we´re doing it again. A warm welcome to Borås, Sweden 3-6th of September 2015.
Artists line up will be revealed continuously from now on – stay tuned for further artists and more information.
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