“Shakespeare said that art is a mirror held up to nature. This is your nature, and all of these wonderful poetic images of mythology are referring to something in you. When your mind is trapped by the image out there so that you never make the reference to yourself, you have misread the image.”
― Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth.
Looking back, everything started with J. Campbell, one of my favorite philosophers. He inspired me to create illustrations, connected to myths from different parts of the world. Most of my work is deeply rooted in classic European art, especially Bosch, Dürer and Piranesi. I’m passionate about history of art, ballet, opera and draw inspiration from old graphics and costume designs. I am also influenced by XXth century artists, such as L. Carrington, M. Chagall, J. Wilkoń, and S. Delaunay.
Why do I create art? It would be cliché to say that it is the sole purpose of my life. But in fact, it is one of the most important aspects of my existence, apart for family and friends.
My works differ in size and media. I like to experiment a great deal with various techniques, such as collage, colorful inks and tissue paper. I love linear work, but I'm also passionate about color, and P. Klee, H. Matisse and O. Hajek are my experts in terms of color relations. My main objective in illustration is to achieve a perfect combination of masterful linear work and the simplicity of saturated colors. That is why I use collage in my works and saturated colored inks to add some freshness to the vintage drawings. The selected illustrations, titled "Lovers in Colors" were inspired by Chagall's paintings of lovers in different color palettes.
Born in 1991, Fitzroy, Australia. In 2013, she finished her BA at the Graphics Department at the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts. In 2015, she received her Master’s degree with a Distinction from Illustration, at Camberwell College of Arts. Winner of the 7th edition of Con/Corso Buenos Aires in Milan and awarded three times by the 3x3 Magazine of Contemporary Illustration based in NYC. Participated in multiple exhibitions worldwide e.g. Hong Kong, London, Warsaw, Milan, Brussels, and NYC. Lives in Warsaw at present.