Marzena Hettich-Uryszek is a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław at the Faculty of Painting and Sculpture. The addendum was made in the Electronic Media. She deals with easel painting, sculpture and graphic design. She worked as an art teacher for many years. She has created numerous bronze sculptures and statues including one which commemorates the bombing of Wieluń in 1939. She lives and creates in Poland and Germany. As far as painting is concerned, she is fascinated by a human, eshe focuses on portraying women at different moments, thus trying to capture their individuality and unique features. The painting she creates is a search on the verge of realism and abstraction, light and colour.
Artist biography Marzena Hettich-Uryszek is a mid-career contemporary visual artist. Marzena Hettich-Uryszek was born in 1969. Artists like Joana Hadjithomas, Scott King, Julian Hughes-Watts, Loïc Hetier, and Jacques André were also born in 1969.
Further Biographical Context for Marzena Hettich-Uryszek Born in 1969, Marzena Hettich-Uryszek was predominantly influenced by growing up in the 1980s. The decade was a turbulent time culturally, and was marked by growing global capitalism, global mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside with a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural environment. The 1980s were an important decade in terms of politics, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became prominent art movements during the decade, as well as Neo-Expressionism which became popular in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were the leading artists of the era, alongside with Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf who established the street art and graffiti movements