Approved: 06.02.2013

Barbara Witkowska

Artist

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Approved: 06.02.2013

My attention is focused on the human as an inseparable part of nature. Humans are part of the eternal cycle of nature, a component of the body cells of the world; but only man becomes as a destructive force of nature. Man, in the process of evolution has achieved the highest level of intellectual and emotional development and, by this process is able to create beauty and horror.
I have always found

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  • Location: Newcastle Under Lyme, East Midlands
  • Artforms: Drawing, Mixed media, Painting
  • Tags: contemporary, imaginative, fiction, fantasy, abstract reality, landscape, nature, dark, mysterious, decay
 
 

Biography

My attention is focused on the human as an inseparable part of nature. Humans are part of the eternal cycle of nature, a component of the body cells of the world; but only man becomes as a destructive force of nature. Man, in the process of evolution has achieved the highest level of intellectual and emotional development and, by this process is able to create beauty and horror. I have always found the subject of human value intriguing, its desire for domination and sense of power over the world is interesting to me on an intellectual and personal level. My practice attempts to explore sense of the world and understand human nature through metaphysical investigation. My artwork is an exploration of antagonism human nature which consists of contradictory components and determines the order of the world. I draw inspiration from the past and present, with conscious and subconscious elements in order to explore human nature and to take a closer look at issues of identity, memory and existence.

CV & Education

  • Solo exhibitions
  • 2012 - "Pomiedzy" / "Between", Gallery Rynek 6, Miejski Osrodek Kultury.Rynek 6.1p,37-500 Jaroslaw,Poland
  • Group exhibitions
  • 2014- STRIPPED Exhibition, Stoke Newington Studios, London
  • 2014 - Bang Exhibition, Spade Factory, Stoke on  Trent
  • 2014 -  New Art West Midlands, Birmigham Museums and Art Gallery
  • 2013 - The Launch of Majestic Studios, Stoke on Trent 
  • 2013 - “The Crossing",Lichfield Festival 
  • 2013 - "Occupied", Spode Factory, Airspace Gallery and YMCA, Stoke on Trent
  • 2013 - "The Earth is not a cold dead place", Flaxman, Staffordshire University, College Road, ST4 2DE Stoke-on-Trent
  • 2012 - "Unilateral", Cadman Gallery 1, Staffordshire University, College Road, ST4 2DE Stoke-on-Trent
  • 2011 - "Empirical", Cadman Gallery 1, Staffordshire University, College Road, ST4 2DE Stoke-on-Trent
  • 2011 - "Sancutuary", Cadman Gallery 1, Staffordshire University, College Road, ST4 2DE Stoke-on-Trent
  • Awards

    2012 - William Painter Prize (Stafforshire University)
    2013 - Benjamin Boothroyd Prize for the best final year exhbition in Art and       Designe (Stafforshre Universty)

    2013 - New Art West Midlands Prize 2014

  • Work experience

  • 2013 to present -  Co manager/ founder in Majestic Studios, Stoke-on-Trent