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In my work, I aim to capture the essence of living. Experience, observation and study of the human psyche support my work. I empathise with and give voice to my human subjects where, instead of focusing on the external likeness, I rather express an inner landscape of feelings and emotional states. I have found tremendous passion to reveal kind of intimacy, beauty and fragility of the portayed person, usually submerged into own inner dialog, meditaton or reflecting tenderness to the love one. Through showing particular, immaterial attitudes I manifest my own values, lifestyle and christian roots.
 
During my creative process, I blur the line between reality and the inner experience of my portrayed models, using symbols, surreal locations and abstract elements. I use diverse layers which often lay on each other, melt and synergize. They also have the role of playing with the viewer, exposing and revealing a story shown in the picture. Despite the figuration, I analyze the work in an abstract way, paying attention to the freshness of the composition, the essence of colour and form, reflecting on their mutual interaction.

 

 

 

 

 

 

by Karolina Konior - www.karolinakonior.com

 

 

Competitions / Awards

 

2014  Waterside Open 2014 (1st Judges Prize), Waterside Arts Centre, Sale

2013  Neo: Artprize 2013 (selected), neo: gallery 22, Bolton

 

Selected Exhibitions

 

 

2022  Storiel Open Art 2022, Gwynedd Museum and Gallery, Bangor

2021   Open 2021, Royal Cambrian Academy, Conwy

2020  The Outdoors, Gwynedd Museum and Gallery, Bangor

2019   Storiel Open Art 2019, Gwynedd Museum and Gallery, Bangor

2018   Arddangosfa Agored 2018 Open Exhibition, Galeri, Caernarfon

2018   Alternative Landscapes, Carn Balaclava, Caernarfon 

2018   Open 2018, Royal Cambrian Academy, Conwy 

2017   Arddangosfa Agored 2017 Open Exhibition, Galeri, Caernarfon 

2017   Presence (solo exhibition), Arc Centre and Gallery, Reddish

2017   Open Art Exhibition, Storiel, Bangor

2015   Oriel Bangor Arts Initiative Gallery, Bangor

2015   One Year On, Waterside Arts Centre, 1 Waterside Plaza, Sale

2014   A6 Dialogue Three, Third Floor Studios & Gallery, Manchester

2014   A6 Dialog Two, Bankley Gallery & Studios, Levenshulme

2014   Waterside Open 2014 (1st Prize), Waterside Arts Centre, Sale

2013 / 2014 The Bigger Picture, Stockport Art Gallery, Stockport 

2013   Chester Arts Fair 2013, Chester Racecourse, Chester

2013   Buy Art Fair 2013, Spinningfields, Manchester 

2013   Open Contemporary Exhibition, Stockport Art Gallery, Stockport 

2013   Neo: Artprize 2013, neo: gallery 22, Bolton

2012   Open Studios – Vernon Mill, Stockport

2012   Open Contemporary Exhibition, Stockport Art Gallery

2012   Northern Scenes, Everyman Art Gallery, Chorlton 

2011   Reflections (solo exhibition), Dot Art Gallery, Liverpool

2011   Open Contemporary Art Exhibition, Stockport Art Gallery

2011   Pop Up Art Exhibition, MetQuarter, Liverpool 

2011   Reflections (solo exhibition), Everyman Art Gallery, Chorlton

2011   Vernon Mill Artists, Turners Gallery, Stockport 

2011   BodyWorks Art Exhibition, Portland Hall Spa, Southport

2010  Open Studios – Vernon Mill, Stockport

2005  Paintings (solo exhibition), Castle Art Gallery, Bielsko, Poland 

1999   Paintings (solo exhibition), Gallery 3-2-1, Bielsko, Poland  

 

Workshops

2017  A portrait - painting workshop, Arc Centre and Gallery, Stockport 

2015  Anatomy studies and life drawings (Visiting Lecturer), The Manchester College,

          Manchester FdA degree: 3D Modeling and Animation for Games and Media, Manchester

2014  Anatomy studies and life drawings (Visiting Lecturer), The Manchester College,

          Manchester FdA degree: 3D Modeling and Animation for Games and Media, Manchester

2004  Painting and drawing workshop, Youth Community Centre of Culture, Zywiec, Poland

 

2010 - present
2010 - present
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