Pia Krajewski

Pia Krajewski
Pia Krajewski


Art Rug Projects has collaborated with German artist Pia Krajewski on a commission for the Sandretto Re Rebaudengo collection. Art Rug Project “The Cape” is beautifully installed in Turin, Italy at the Re Rebaudengo residence, among exceptional artists such as Wolfang Tillmans, Cindy Sherman, Sarah Lucas, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye and many more. The rug is handmade, hand knotted, and it’s production took 6 months. The natural fibres – wool and silk- work their magic, with 40 different hues of terracotta, and 3 different pile heights.

With its three-dimensionality, sculptural approach and textural references, the Art Rug work brings abstraction to life, though its subjects are not always decipherable at first glance. There is a “tension” between familiarity and foreignness of the shapes.The large scale of Pia Krajewski’s works captivates the viewer and transports them to a world where their sight can solely guide them to grasp and appreciate the subject matter. This unique format, where detail is highly visible, enhances the larger-than-life persona of her subjects.

Krajewski’s practice draws from a wide array of sources of inspiration, extrapolating details from architectural ornaments, fruit, armours, and hair, pushing its viewers to question what they are facing—disarming orientations and recognition with a playful approach to scale and nuances of monochromatic colour schemes.


Pia Krajewski [b. 1990, Cologne] lives and works in Berlin, Germany. She spent seven years at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf studying painting under Dietmar Lutz and Andreas Schulze. She has been part of ARTUNER’s inner circle of artists ever since 2018. In 2022 she received the inaugural NRW State Parliament Prize for her painting “Untitled [Vorsitzende]”. Recent exhibitions include a group exhibition entitled “Kunst Jetzt” at the Städtische Galerie in Lüdensheid, the group show “From Michelangelo to” at the Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum in Innsbruck, and the Artuner group exhibition “Uno, Nessuno, Centomila” in Turin.

Numerous key galleries and museums such as Villa Carmignac have featured Pia Krajewski’s work in the past.Pia Krajewski has been featured in articles for ARTUNER, Juliet Art Magazine and ArtDaily. The most recent article is Dieci, an Exhibition Celebrating 10 Years of Artuner written for ARTUNER in October 2023.

Interview of Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo at Artsy


Commission for Re Rebaudengo Collection

ART RUG PROJECTS x Pia Krajewski

Commission for Re Rebaudengo Collection