Approved: 08.11.2017

Karolina Albricht

Artist, Graphic designer

Approved: 08.11.2017

Karolina Albricht’s work forms a response and a constant enquiry into human nature. Her paintings resonate as an experience of duality, which applies to both formal and narrative aspects of her practice. Albricht uses elements of abstraction and references the familiar form, allowing the intended and intuitive to meet. The exact moment where two of the opposing forces meet injects an element of tension into her work. This is what then becomes a reoccurring, obsessive feeling or presence in her painting.

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  • Location: London
  • Contexts: Studio practice
  • Artforms: Mixed media, Painting
  • Tags: abstract, painting, contemporary art, gestural, oil painting, geometric, contemporarypainting, abstract painting, mythology, desire, accessibility, contemporary painting, bootycall, body, human nature
 
 

Biography

Karolina Albricht’s work forms a response and a constant enquiry into human nature. Her paintings resonate as an experience of duality, which applies to both formal and narrative aspects of her practice. Albricht uses elements of abstraction and references the familiar form, allowing the intended and intuitive to meet. The exact moment where two of the opposing forces meet injects an element of tension into her work. This is what then becomes a reoccurring, obsessive feeling or presence in her painting.

Albricht's paintings follow her experimentation of texture, viscosity and paint application. She analyses interactions of colours and shapes and translates them into planes, marks and gestures often contrasting the loose form with the geometric.

CV & Education

Education
2008- MA Painting, Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts, Cracow, Poland

Exhibitions:

2018: Third Order, Unit 3 Projects, London, UK
2018: ArtRooms Fair, London, Melia White House, London, UK2017- Winter Salon, curated by Victoria Howarth & Paula McArthur, Rye Creative Centre, Rye, UK
2017- ‘Summer Salon 2017’ Lubomirov/Angus-Hughes Gallery, London, UK
2017- ’31 Celsius’ ASC Gallery, London, UK
2017- ‘As It Stands’; Unrefined, Muted, Abandoned. Hundred Years Gallery, London, UK
2017- Small is Beautiful More and Less, Unit 3 Projects, London, UK (co-curated)
2017- Antennae, Lubomirov/Angus-Hughes, London, UK
2017- The Unknown Land, solo show, Vinarius, London, UK
2017- International Postcard Show, Surface Gallery, Nottingham, UK
2016- Fancy Christmas Bazaar, Lubomirov/Angus-Hughes Gallery, London, UK
2016- Shortlisted for 20th National Open Competition
2016- Summer Salon, Lubomirov/Angus-Hughes Gallery, London, UK
2015- Shortlisted for 2015 Royal Scottish Academy Open Exhibition, Edinburgh
2015- Winner of the Art Gemini Public Choice Award
2015- Art Gemini Prize, Menier Gallery, London, UK
2015- Shortlisted for the RA Summer Exhibition
2014- Now in Reverse, Hundred Years Gallery, London
2014- Secret Art Prize, Curious Duke Gallery, London
2013- Shortlisted for the Threadneedle Prize, London, UK
2013- 7th edition of Arte Laguna Prize at Venice Arsenale, Venice, Italy
2012- Modern Panic, Apiary Studios, London, UK
2010- Ponglish for beginners Part 2, From Space Gallery, Manchester, UK
2008- Diploma 2008, Palac Sztuki Gallery in Cracow, Poland
Press:
2017- Cultural Kapital Magazine feature
2017- Curate Art feature
2016- Art Upon feature
2016- Fresh Paint Magazine, curated by Rebecca Wilson at Saatchi Art
2015- Pallete Pages, interview