Birmingham Institute of Art and Design (BA Fashion Design / 2010)
What is your favourite film of all time?
Avatar...for the pure pleasure of the colours. Breathtakingly beautiful.
What music are you currently listening to and why?
It really depends on my mood and on what I am doing - from jazz through r'n'b, rock and electro. I don't do techno, and, believe it or not - reagge annoys me.
Which living artists do you most admire and why?
Which deceased artist do you most admire and why?
Tamara de Lempicka
Which exhibition that you have visited made the greatest impact on you and why?
Salvadore Dali museum in Florida, USA. The man was a genius.
What is the question you get asked most frequently about your work and how do you answer it?
Why don't you paint in acrylics?
I find them drying too quick, stiff, grainy and somehow soul less. They haven't got buttery glide of oil paints, nor some of their features that I like so much ( for instance long drying process, enabling creating soft gradients).
What / who inspired you to be an artist?
My mentor, Master Norbert Hans, Polish artist who taught me most of the things I know about art.
My university art teacher, Professor Jaroslaw Chrabaszcz, Polish conceptual artist, who introduced me to possibilities of abstract art.
My family, especially my beloved mum, Jola who always has faith in me and my crazy ideas.
Can you tell us about where you make your art and what if any the significance of this location is?
Currently based in UK. Normally my room is my studio, as I can fully focus in that space. Sometimes I would work outdoors, when creating a lanndsczpe.
What do you like most about being an artist?
What is your greatest achievement as an artist to date?
What are your plans for the coming year?
"The Pillow Book" - exhibition
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I've studied Fine Art and Graphic Design at Academy of Fine Arts in Lodz, Poland. While continuing my studies at Birmingham Institute of Art and Design I focused on Fashion Design. After Graduating I've decided to return to my art.
I enjoy creating various types of art in miscellaneous subject-matters: graphics, watercolours, oil on canvas, drawings - abstract, landscape, nudes, still life.
My art is comes into existence in a process that's both thoughtful and spontaneous. Reflective, contemplative and emotive at the same time. It carries a load of my feelings. I can't create when I am unhappy or troubled, my mind has to be free of concerns. The feel of charcoal on paper, the colour and buttery texture of oil paint, the slight resistance of canvas when touched with a brush, the power of a line drawn freehand and then digitalized - that all brings me enormous pleasure. I hope the viewer can sense and see that in my artworks.
Currently I am working on a cycle of nudes (oil paintings and drawings), to be called "The Pillow Book". A film by Peter Greenaway of the same title had been a starting point of my inspiration.
"The Pillow Book" - hopefully in September