FROM a TO ∞, 2009, Art in General and Lisson Gallery; 2010 CCA Kronika Bytom        

'Anna Ostoya’s intermedial series From a to ∞ is structured around the theme of war, and reflects upon the complex and entangled histories of abstraction and violence. Just as the monochrome points to the limits of painting, Einstein’s question to Freud ‘Is there any way of delivering mankind from the menace of war?’, of 1931, pointed to the limits of knowledge: ‘for all the zeal displayed, every attempt at its solution has ended in a lamentable breakdown’. Ostoya continues to display this zeal, however, and she also wants to continue to paint, irrespective of the fact that both these ambitions have a habit of leading to impasse. Her small grey oil painting may look like a grey monochrome, but it is not an abstraction.' Klara Kemp-Welch, Abstraction at War: Anna Ostoya's From a to ∞, 2010 

Lisson Gallery: A Troubling Metamorphosis of Loose Ideas into Cast Forms, 14 Oct – 14 Nov 2009

CCA Kronika: Anna Ostoya, From a to ∞, Bytom, 23 Jan ‒ 27 Mar 2010


SCULPTURE PARKS, 2008, cardboard, metal, wood, acrylic and newspaper, 31 ½ x 31 ½ x 47 inches (80 x 80 x 120 cm)