Approved: 14.12.2015

Karolina Ptaszkowska

Artist

Approved: 14.12.2015

I consider my works on several levels. 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, domesticity and art history.

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Biography

I consider my works on several levels. 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, domesticity and art history.

The enunciation affects cold data. 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.

CV & Education

KAROLINA PTASZKOWSKA

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

Education

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

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

Selected Exhibitions

2017
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', Diplomas at the 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)