Approved: 14.12.2015

Karolina Ptaszkowska

Artist

Approved: 14.12.2015

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. It results from myriad sources: psychoanalysis, linguistics, magical feminism, the mundane and art history.

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Biography

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. It results from myriad sources: psychoanalysis, linguistics, magical feminism, the mundane and art history.

The enunciation 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 spaces that embrace their own logic, which is based on control, transformation, blur and error.

I keep the process of painting open, trying out different voices and approaches that incorporate plural meaning into my work. I emphasise 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 human experience.

CV & Education

KAROLINA PTASZKOWSKA

Born in Nowy Sacz (Poland).
Lives and works in Bristol (UK).

Education

2017-2016 Turps Art School - Correspondence Painting Course / London, UK

2010-2005 Academy of Fine Arts, MFA in Painting / Warsaw, PL

Selected Exhibitions

2017

> UPCOMING: 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 - Exhibition (selected by Daphne Wright & Beatrice Haines); Centrespace Gallery, Bristol (UK)

2016
> Hatched Plans, Nest Gallery, Bristol (UK)
> Bath Open Art Prize, FaB; 44AD Artspace, Bath, (UK)

2015
> After-Images ('Po-widoki') group show at Sokol Gallery, curated by Malgorzata Miskowiec, Nowy Sacz (PL)

2014
> Underneath It All, solo show, Hamilton House, Bristol, (UK)

2012
> Painters’ Night, Praca Gallery, Szpitalna 6, Warsaw, (PL)

2011
> Start to Hangart, group show, Klima Bochenska’s Gallery, Warsaw, (PL)
> Diplomas at Lubelska; group show, Lubelska 33/22, Warsaw, (PL)

2010
> 'Active Side of Unreal'; Final Show, ASP, Warsaw, (PL)

2009
> Jaroslaw Modzelewski and His Students, group show, Kierat-1 Gallery, Szczecin, (PL)

2007
> Class No. 66, group show, Young Artists’ Gallery, Warsaw (PL)
> Group show, Gallery 011, Torun, (PL)

EXPERIENCES:

2016
Shorlisted to the 'South West Showcase Open Call', Gallery at Plymouth College of Art (UK)