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A note on JÓZEF CZAPSKI: an observer of the world

A major influence for the direction my work is taking – not necessarily in the visual aspects of his work, but rather the processes and habits he developed over the course of his life. I’m not even sure where to start with explaining the influence of Czapski on my thinking and approach to art. I […]

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Exhibition Overview: NORMAN LONG at The Storey, Lancaster

18. XI. 2019 An exhibition at The Storey, Lancaster. Although I already made comment on this exhibition in my sketchbook I thought I’d also bring them over here, so that I can include some pictures of the works to put things into perspective. Observing people – human behaviour different from watching people in an artificial […]

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The drastic shift from 19th to 20th Century Polish art and how its representation of trauma relates to my practice.

Whilst doing my dissertation research I’ve realised how the events of late 19th Century and of the 20th Century shaped the timeline of Polish art., and how that was impacted [and reflects] the drastic trauma of the long period. This is just a quick note to remember that.   QUICK TIMELINE OF POLISH ART: [there […]

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On Post-Memory and how it relates to my practice.

The concept of post-memory began emerging from my work at the end of the second year, when I began noticing my connections with the past in my present time – how knowledge is passed from generation to generation, also in the form of memories, and how it shapes the way we think of ourselves – […]

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Initial Research Part II: Wiśniewski, Maciejowski, Oberlander, Witkiewicz, Riches

A drawing technique that caught my attention – and I guess the compositional choices. Composition-wise I was drawn to the deep dark background, and the figures that have been gathered in the central foreground – all of which are undefined, and almost blending with the tone of the land (what I mean by this is […]

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Initial Research Part I: Korolkiewicz, Czapski, Borcz, Stankiewicz, Bruchnalski

A selection of artists found through gallery visits and online research. I saw this piece in real life whilst visiting the National Gallery in Kraków, I felt drawn to it. I think what initially and very unconsciously drew me to the painting was its CONTRASTING SYMBOLISM – the isolation, and dullness of the environment surrounding […]

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Exhibition Overview: AUDREY GRANT: The Long Look – The Making of a Portrait

“With each session everything has changed although things remain constant. I have to be prepared for an upheaval – to constantly seek to transform” – Audrey Grant “My work has always been in some way or another about people – sometimes through portraits but also focusing on traces of behaviour – the inadvertent marks people […]

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Hogarth, Twombly & Gainsborough

INTRODUCTION: Here is a selection of other artists that I wanted to briefly research and investigate. I will be focusing on the formal visual elements each of them has used and the reasons for my selection. WILLIAM HOGARTH: REASONS FOR SELECTING: similar to Francisco Goya’s etchings and drawings – presented in the same exhibition at […]

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FRANCISCO GOYA

INTRODUCTION: After one of my recent visits to The Whitworth in Manchester, which was a host to a collection of Goya’s drawings and etchings, I became increasingly interested in both his style of drawing as well as subject matter. What seemingly seemed as far from my focus (memory), the grotesque artworks helped me develop an […]

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ANDY GOLDSWORTHY

“TIME” [Goldsworthy, A. (2000). Time. London: Thames & Hudson.] TIME CHANGE PLACE “Each work joins the next in a line that defines the passage of my life, marking and accounting for my time and creating a momentum which gives me a strong sense of anticipation for the future.” – page 7 repetition of the same […]