I'm not interested in emotional immediacy or recreating experiences, but in stories about emotions and experiences. I want my work to be a ground for experimental, formalist abstraction, and I also analyse the illustrative and self-reflective qualities of an image. Using the morphology of modernity, it results from myriad sources: psychoanalysis, linguistics, magical feminism, the mundane and art history.
The enunciation - (de)emphasising aspects of the content and ideas - becomes more important than the cold data. I direct myself with the idea of an affect, operating beyond (or before) language, outside the process of signification. I create a temperamental narrator, using it as another medium that leaves traces. My paintings depict intersubjective spaces that embrace their own logic, which is based on control, transformation, blur and error.
I stress examining the intellectual structure of an artwork; subjectivism, objectivism and the position of an author; drawing my attention to the subject of philosophy, within which I want to explore the feminine-self-as-witch cultural construct and the human experience.
CV & Education
Born in Nowy Sacz (Poland).
Lives and works in Bristol (UK).
2019-18 and 2017-16 Turps Banana Art School, Correspondence Course / London, UK
2010-2005 Academy of Fine Arts, MFA in Painting / Warsaw, PL
> Sightings - group show curated by Phil Root, Caraboo Projects, Bristol (UK)
> Places Faces and Spaces - group show curated by Hedley Roberts; New Art Projects, London (UK)
> Paper Cuts - group show curated by Kristian Day; Tripp Gallery, London (UK)
> 'EBC015' Painting and Drawing - three-person show; East Bristol Contemporary, Bristol (UK)
> We Are The Ones vol.1 - group show; CGK, Copenhagen (DK)
> Pay & Display Prize 2017 - group show selected by Daphne Wright & Beatrice Haines; Centrespace Gallery, Bristol (UK)
> Bath Open Art Prize, FaB Festival - group show, 44AD Artspace, Bath, (UK)
> Hatched Plans - group show; Nest Gallery, Bristol (UK)
> After-Images (Po-widoki) - three-person show; BWA Sokol Gallery, curated by Malgorzata Miskowiec, Nowy Sacz (PL)
> Underneath It All - solo show, Hamilton House, Bristol, (UK)
> Painters’ Night - group show, Praca Gallery, Szpitalna 6, Warsaw, (PL)
> Start to Hangart - group show, Klima Bochenska’s Gallery, Warsaw, (PL)
> Diplomas at Lubelska - group show, Lubelska 33/22, Warsaw, (PL)
> ’Active Side of Unreal’ - The Final Show, ASP, Warsaw, (PL)
> Modzelewski and His Students - group show, Kierat-1 Gallery, Szczecin, (PL)
> Class No. 66 - group show, Young Artists’ Gallery, Warsaw (PL)
> Ptaszkowska & Yerka - two-person show, Gallery 011, Torun, (PL)
> Axisweb September Artist of The Month
> Shorlisted to the ‘South West Showcase Open Call’, Gallery at Plymouth College of Art (UK)
PRESS / FEATURES:
> ArtMaze Magazine, Issue 7 (print)