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Magdalena Kwapisz Grabowska

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Birthplace
Poland

Birth year
1974

Website

Schools
Academy of Fine Arts, Krakow, Fine Arts Academy of Cracow, Katowice Branch, Poland, 1999, Master of Art

Representing galleries
Gallery Platon, Wrocław, Poland

Tags
exhibition/performance, conceptual, figurative, abstract, modern, performance, landscape

Statement

Kwapisz-Grabowska’s painting focuses on the construction and deconstruction of the human figure and consciousness. Bodies that are rendered in an almost topographic fashion are splayed out across the picture. Using a chalky, limited palette Kwapisz-Grabowska creates human forms that are sculptural yet flat, anonymous yet familiar. Her art explores our world, our personality, and our vision of ourselves. She employs a particular distortion that delivers an everyman to her audience, an intimate humanoid vessel representing the spirit of any one of us. Expressively posed figures overlap and coalesce with limbs that curl and turn back towards the body. Large expanses of color are rendered with a chiaroscuro forming cavernous shadowy pockets that draw our awareness in. These areas are complemented by the ambling scrawled linework that add definition to the composition. (by Agora Gallery, NY, USA)

group selected exhibitions 
1999 Workshop of Jacek Rykala, bwa, katowice, Poland
1999 post-competitio IV the triennial of the art, Majdanek, Poland
2002 post-competition "work of 2001", ZPAP, Poland
2008 marziart gallery, hamburg, Germany
2009 ARTPrize exhibition, Grand Rapids, USA
2010 ARTPrize exhibition, Grand Rapids, USA
2010 exhibition Gallery IIiev, Cologne, Germany
2010/11 exhibition of Young Art  Desa Sopot, Krakow, Warsaw, Poland
2011, summer in the City Gallery Platon, Wrocaw, Poland
2011  in the circle of figurative paiting, Gallery Platon, Wrocaw, Poland
2012 Parallax AF, London, England
solo exhibitions
2001  idols empik, Gliwice, Poland
2002 suplement, Bytom, Poland
2002 idols 2, Tarnowskie Gory, Poland
2011 exhibition SDA, Warsaw, Poland
2011 gallery Platon, Wrocław, Poland
winner 2010 Chelsea International Fine Art Competition, NY, USA

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