I was born in 1977 in Poland where I studied architecture and now live and work in London. Despite my architectural education, art has always been present in my life and has a significant influence on my perception of the world. I inherited the love and passion for art and painting from my mother which started my journey into art. After taking a break in order to concentrate on architecture I returned to creating artwork and focused on abstract painting and life drawing. Art and the creative process of articulating abstract thoughts fascinates me and I am constantly discovering new areas in art which I wish to explore.
As an artist, I seek to create dramatic impressions through strong contrast, vibrant colours, dense mass of paint and various textures.
Recently, I have concentrated on more abstract painting, which is my expression of the contemplation of life and a reflection of our state of mind. My art is about feelings and emotions which everyone holds deep inside; about dreams and hope…about passion and joy….about loneliness, fear and loss.
The layers of paint on canvas through colours, textures and shapes articulate the essence of our abstract thoughts and feelings. There are some elements of my paintings formed by “uncontrolled paint movements”. Allowing paint to go its own way, to naturally fill the canvas adds a unique, unexpected element to my work. It is like in life, there is always a hint of mystery…you never know what it can bring or take away.
Earlier works were more focused on abstract and semi-abstract forms inspired by the beauty of nature and the surrounding landscape. By working mostly from memory, I was transforming realistic scenes into an abstract combination of solid forms. These forms were broken by a layer of transparent paint and strong marks, which metamorphosed from what was landscape into much more undefined scenes.
Layers of Identity, Espacio Gallery, London, 2015
Parallax Art Fair, Chelsea Old Town Hall, London, 2014
Art by Architects and Designers, Ahrend Studio - Clerkenwell Design Week, London, 2013
Metamorfoza, Gallery, Gliwice; Poland, 2009
Open House art exhibition, The Wexford Opera Festival, Wexford, Ireland, 2007