ABOUT

I portray an image of modern and monstrous women, who are driven by a seductive vision of glamour, money, fame, and success. The women in my artworks are powerful, strong and beautiful, but also terrifying, depicted in a grotesque way, full of exaggeration, hyperbolism, and excessiveness. I combine contradicting elements of beauty and ugliness, pain and laugh, harmony and chaos, life and vanishing, creating a grotesque of a contemporary,  sugar-coated, mass media, fashion-driven part of the society.

Heads are disfigured, significantly bigger then torso. Manicured, but deformed hands, become a symbol of an ageing part of the human body, which is less susceptible to rejuvenation through surgery or a beauty treatment. This way of presentation brings connotations of plastic surgery and excessive beauty treatments.  It also makes these women look similar with their bizarre, exaggerated faces and features. 

Chuck Palahniuk's novel "Invisible Monsters", fashion magazines editorials, fashion campaigns, make-up tutorials, you-tube beauty series, celebrities, ancient mythology as well as other stories depicting women as dominant, powerful and monstrous, all contributed to my works.

 

EDUCATION

University of Arts London, Wimbledon College of Arts, MA Painting 2017-2018

Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, BA Fashion Design 2010-2015

Selected presentations

Rendez-Vous in the Lonely City, Peckham Levels, London, UK, 2018 (14th-30th of September)

Ma Painting Final Show, Wimbledon College of Arts, London, UK, 2018 (6th-14th of September)

62 Hands, Lewisham Arthouse, London, UK, 2018.

 Tactilis, PKO Bank, Warsaw, Poland, 2018.

 Coming Out 2015- Kamienica Plac Małachowskiego, Warsaw, Poland, 2015. 

 “Encounters”, Eventuelle Gallery, Budapest, Hungary, 2015

 Stockholm Design Week Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair, Green House, Stockholm, Sweden, 2015

Fashion performance "Tradition for Fashion",  Berlin, Warsaw, Germany, Poland, 2011.

Minister of Culture Award for Artistic Achievements, Poland, 2009.