Magdalena Więcek


In 1945-1949 she studied painting and sculpture at the State College of Fine Arts in Sopot, in 1949-1952 she continued studying sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, getting a diploma in sculpture in 1952.

She made her debut in the 1950s along with Alina Szapocznikow and Alina Ślesińska. From the very beginning, the artist created non-figurative, abstract yet at
the same time lyrical and expressive art. Having entirely resigned from figuration, in the eyes of contemporary critics, she was regarded as one of the most radical contemporary sculptors.

She experimented with form and material, especially metal: steel, aluminum, and brass. The artist’s sculptures are characterized by the desire to create monumental realizations in an open space. Więcek has exhibited her works on several occasions at the Biennial of Spatial Forms in Elbląg, where her large-format, endowed with movement, metal constructions were characterized by the desire to give the impression of lightness of matter.