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 representation of society. As an artist I am deeply intrigued in consumerism and 21 century beauty concept in a tragicomic way. Consumerism and consumption leads to uncontrolled addictions. Questioning perfectionism and our tendency to being ideal.
I am focused on a body and its relation with physical objects of desire. 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.
There is a hint of criticism of capitalistic society, but aren't we all on the same journey?
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.
Photo by Ewelina Kisiel
Turps Banana Painting Off-Site Programme 2019/2020
University of Arts London, Wimbledon College of Arts, MA Painting 2017-2018
Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, BA Fashion Design
Domesticity and Feminine, Open Call Winner's Exhibition, Online, 22/05/21-22/06/21
Mighty Beauty, Mighty Beast- solo show, Bermondsey Project Space, London UK (8th-19th December 2020)
Summer Exhibition Hotel Elephant, London, UK 2019(7th-23rd June)
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.