Krystyna Burczyk

Lisbon, Portugal

My works are different. May be abstract like pure beauty or have organic form. Or reside somewhere between the order of the geometric structure and the chaos of folding.

Sometimes the mathematical structure is easily visible, sometimes it doesn't exhibit outside, but for sure it exists inside. Sometimes the structure become more complex during the construction as spirals create additional polygons.

I am sure that without mathematics my works would not exist. For me the mathematics is a way of thinking, a way of seeing the world, a way to understand the universe. l always arrange paper into a mathematical structure with a passion for seeing, understanding, and creating!

Waiting for a vaccine
18 x 18 x 18 cm

The structure of the work (Pentakis Dodecahedron or Geodesic Icosahedron [1,1]) refers to the structure of viruses studied in laboratories. The colors reflect the strong emotions that accompanied us in the year of the pandemic: despair and hope, pain and relief, expectation. The flat tape that weaves around the structure refers to the mathematical concept of the Hamiltonian path, but also symbolizes the vaccine for which we waited so long as we fought – and are still fighting – to defeat the virus.