I am a London based Polish artist specialising in gouache painting and printmaking.
My work is largely informed by my love of folk culture; while I find it beautiful in its own right, I also believe it to be a way through which daily life can not only be explored, but also a means through which remnants of early religious practices inseparable from it have been preserved.
I interpret these practices to be animistic in nature and I see folklore as a secret language that allowed these to survive periods of strife, colonisation and proselytism.
I strive to make work that expresses qualities of beauty, awe and joy, and that speaks of the mundane as divine - themes inseparable from folk practices - while also creating a quiet, contemplative space that allows for a felt, rather an intellectual experience of my pieces within the context of folklore.
Aside from dividing my time between painting and printmaking I also run monthly linocut workshops with Red Art Club in Clapham.