Memory of the Back

Karolina Szwed

Sticky Handshakes

Memory of the Back (Pamięć pleców) – Karolina Szwed

2024, oil on canvas

The painting, which is autobiographical in nature, depicts a fragment of her back where we can see indistinct marks related to events in the artist’s life. The thought of the imminent prospect of demolishing the family home coincided with menstruation. The representation refers to the sense of loss of childhood and the related issue of memory.