Dana Widawski presents in her exhibition Figures de Décoration kitschy porcelain figures on finely glazed consoles, hand-painted ceramic plates and wall tiles on which she burned her figurative fantasies. There is a kind of irony in the title of the exhibition. Her apparently decorative ceramics, painted in traditional glaze technique, are subtle and amusing in tone but also very provocative.
The artist does not hesitate to deal with stereotypes and to play with contrasts. She poses questions that reveal conflicts between common gender roles. Dana Widawski presents herself candidly on tile tableaux in the bathroom in search of her identity, or depicts psychological and interpersonal abysses.
In her newest works, in particular, she deals with current political issues in a disturbingly subversive way. It is worth taking a deep look behind the scenes of what seems to be merely decorative decorations.