‘Wicked, disturbing, fascinating’ – drawings inspired by dance.
The inspiration for her practice lays within human body and motion. Her works have been shown on Sladyfest: Bodies in Slade Hall, Manchester (2013), Threshold, Love Architecture Festival in Brighton (2013), Jester in Bristol (2013) and on Didsbury Arts Festival in Manchester with Project Albin and Drawn Together Drawn Apart life drawing/dance performance.
- “I’ve been drawing since I remember. My first portfolio contained mostly self-portraits - Kahlo’s influence. That’s when I developed the fascination with and appreciation for human body. (…) I need to draw, study my personality, never try to fit in. (…) Little galleries or cute portraits made for selling are not my thing. People often say that there is something wicked and disturbing in my works. (…) (Drawing) means everything to me. It fulfills me, gives me strength and satisfaction.”
Based on 2 years private fine art tuition by Piotr Krol (2006-08), concluded with a collection of self-portraits studying female grace and beauty, her work evolved into figurative pencil drawings inspired by dance.
Born in 1983 in Lodz, Poland, she moved to the UK to study BA (Hons)Interactive Arts at Manchester Metropolitan University. Since graduating in 2011 she has exhibited in a number of arts festivals, solo and group shows.
She is an associate member of Mark Devereux Projects and Neoartists Studios in Bolton.
Katarzyna Jablonska, 2013
Drawing has always been dominant in her practice. Line, light, shadow and composition play as much a fundamental part of her work as the content and story behind it. The aim of this hybridised practice is to evoke a conversation both inside and outside the work. Her style is therefore academic with an emphasis on concept.
Looking for that critical moment to convey her vision is a challenge and an assertive experimentation with the composition. Each drawing is carefully composed at a very slow pace. Miles away, frozen by the easel she analyses each piece inch by inch, line by line to find the balance. It is an intellectual and intuitive process drawing on her attention to details, her skills and knowledge.
3. Human Body
Her own personal view of beauty, fascination with and appreciation for human body draw from the wicked, hidden and intriguing. Primarily centred on human body she leans toward the open, dynamic and audacious.
Her recent works explore the mind and body relationship captured through contemporary dance. With a camera and then on paper she captures that critical moment in time - real emotions, energy, and tension.
Fascinated by the concept of portraying real passion and emotions through a figure, she aims to convey a subtle sense of freedom and truth.
Art is a vital part of her life allowing her to creatively express her state of mind whilst provoking thoughts and pushing boundaries. Using it as a cathartic release she creates an intimate relationship between the artwork and the artist. It is a continuous process of reflection and self-referencing embodying her perception of the world around.
Her work is a story, a composite of themes and concepts. She is currently exploring the relationship between human body and other subjects, which, when joined together, create images full of story narrated through expression and imagination.