ABOUT ONA

BORN IN ZURICH IN 1992, ONA SADKOWSKY HAS ALREADY GATHERED A STRONG FOLLOWING DESPITE HER YOUNG AGE AND IS CONSIDERED ONE OF TODAY’S MOST ASPIRING YOUNG ARTISTS IN SWITZERLAND. HER ARTISTIC WORK IS CHARACTERIZED BY BOTH LIGHTNESS AND DEPTH. PENETRATED BY HER OWN EXPERIENCE OF BEING OPEN AND EQUALLY CONTEMPLATIVE, HER WORKS SEEM EASILY ACCESSIBLE. AT THE SAME TIME, HOWEVER, THEY HOLD THE MIRROR OF LIFE BEFORE OUR EYES AND THUS INITIATE THOUGHT PROCESSES. IN THE END, THEY ALWAYS SHOW US THE OPPORTUNITIES THAT THE FUTURE HOLDS READY FOR US. MANY DETAILS AND SNAPSHOTS IN ONA'S WORKS MAKE THIS TRUST IN LIFE CLEAR. WHEN ONE GETS INVOLVED IN ONA'S ART, IT SEEMS LIKE A CATHARSIS: ATTRACTED BY THE LIGHTNESS, CONFRONTED WITH THE COMPLEX MIRROR IMAGE, REDEEMED BY THE POSITIVE FUTURE PROSPECTS. AS IN THE ARISTOTELIAN TRAGEDY IN ANCIENT GREECE - IN WHICH THE SPECTATOR FELT FEAR (PHOBOS) AND PITY (ELEOS), BUT THEN PURIFIED AND MENTALLY CLEANSED - THE VIEWER OF ONA'S WORKS ALSO EXPERIENCES SUCH A CATHARSIS, A PURIFICATION OF THE SOUL. THE WORK OF ONA IS ALWAYS VERY PERSONAL AND AUTHENTIC, SHAPED BY HER OWN EXPERIENCES, HER UNRESTRAINED ENERGY, HER MELANCHOLY, HER HOPE AND HER UNWAVERING BELIEF IN THE FUTURE. AS A LITTLE GIRL PLAYING FOOTBALL IN THE ALLEYS OF ZURICH'S OLD TOWN WAS SOON NO LONGER ENOUGH FOR HER AND THE CAREER OF A PASSIONATE ARTIST BECAME APPARENT EARLY ON. GROWING UP IN A FAMILY OF ARTISTS (WWW.SADKOWSKY.CH), PENS, PAINTS AND CANVAS WERE ALWAYS AT HAND AND THUS FACILITATED ONA'S ACCESS TO ART IN A PLAYFUL WAY. THE REMINISCENCE OF POP ART GREATS LIKE KEITH HARING IS ONLY SUPERFICIAL. THE DENSITY OF INFORMATION, THE COMPLEXITY AND THE SURPRISING MOMENTS IN ONA'S PAINTINGS CREATE A WORLD OF THEIR OWN AND CAPTIVATE THE VIEWER. THEY GIVE US AN IDEA OF WHAT THE PICTURES, THE FIGURES AND BEINGS IN THEM STILL WANT TO TELL US.

ART SHOWS & FAIRS

REFERENCES

SOLO SHOW "ONARETROAPRIL8", 2022

HARBOUR ART FAIR HONG KONG, 2019

ART COPENHAGEN, 2015

AMB BUDAPEST, 2015

ART MEETS CHARITY, BASEL, 2015

ABSOLUT ATELIER, ZURICH, 2014

YIA - KUNSTHALLE KLEINBASEL, 2014

SOLO SHOW "OPUS PRIMUM", 2014

JUNGKUNST, 2014

GRAFIK SCHWEIZ, 2013 - 2018

and many more

SCHWEIZER ILLUSTRIERTE

MICRO MOBILITY SYSTEMS

VILLA DE SEIN

ABSOLUT VODKA

STREET PARADE

MIGROS

DISNEY

HAVAS

COOP

ISS

 

and many more

LIVE PERFORMANCES

SUNICE, ST. MORITZ, 2022

CAMP BASEL DURING ART BASEL, 2017

HAVAS TREND FORUM, 2016

BLUE BALLS FESTIVAL, 2015

GRAFIK SCHWEIZ, 2013-2018

ART+ DURING ART BASEL, 2014

LIVE PAINTING WITH BILLY THE ARTIST (NYC), FOXX GALLERY, 2014

 

and many more