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Wojciechowska Magdalena

Magdalena Wojciechowska
(1974- )
Nationality: pl Poland


72 artworks   Artistic domains : Design, Drawing, Mixed Media, Painting, Printmaking


Articles:

1999 - 2003 B.A. in Designing of Printed Textiles; Academy of Fine Arts in Lodz, Poland


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1995 - 2001 M.Sc. in Textile Architecture; Technical University in Lodz, Poland


1993 - 1995 Technician - model maker; College of Theatre and Film Techniques in Lodz, Poland

Artist's statement


Nature is an endless source of inspirations. Its beauty and plentifulness of phenomena leave an observer in awe and evoke a wide range of emotions. A slightest change in light or in a play of colours creates a different world and puts you in a different mood.

All my works are preceded by hours of observation and analysis. As a patient and sensitive observer, I am trying to capture all the changes in their slightest detail, as none of them are indifferent to me. But I am not trying to recreate what I see. I take this multitude of stimuli and sensations and, by the use of synthesis, I produce an effect which can be presented in the restricted form of an artwork. I show the essence of what effect the world surrounding us has on me.

I concentrate on light, colour, form and feelings evoked by constant changes. I build space and depth in the picture and express emotions by using simple shapes and planes of colours. I want to evoke emotions that initially have been evoked in me.

The way one experriences nature in a foreign place is quite different from the way one experiences it in one’s place of birth. Nature in the place I grew up in is my original habitat. I am a part of it as much as it is a part of me, no matter where I choose to live later during my journey through life. The way light falls and is reflected, the play of colours, the changes that take place, all seem to be well known and to some extend obvious. When I travel and settle down abroad I move from one environment to another. I am no longer a part of the object of my observation. It is something unknown that is surrounding me and an element of dislocation accompanies the way I perceive it. I also become a more attentive observer contemplating every detail of light, colour and change. I do not take anything for granted.

For me, the process of creating an artwork moves to another level. What I perceive and the emotions that evokes, are influenced by my past experiences of my native environment and the emotions surrounding those past experiences. Those two worlds in a mysterious and fascinating way meet inside me, the result of which finds its reflection on canvas.

Upcoming Exhibition


2017 Solo exhibition - (February) The Compass Theatre, Glebe Avenue, Ickenham, London, England;
2017 Solo exhibition - (May) The Compass Theatre, Glebe Avenue, Ickenham, London, England;


Group Exhibitions


2017 (March-April) Hillingdon Artists - group exhibition, The Etz Chayim Gallery, Northwood and Pinner Liberal Synagogue, Northwood, London, England
2016 (July) The Power of Textiles - group exhibition, Atrium Gallery, The Uxbridge Central Library, London, England
2016 (May) Hillingdon Artists - group exhibition, Shakespeare exhibition, Atrium Gallery, The Uxbridge Central Library, London, England
2016 (March) Hillingdon Artists - The Atrium Gallery, The Uxbridge Central Library, London, England
2015 Hillingdon Artists - The Cow Byre Gallery, Manor Farm Site, Ruislip, London, England;
2015 Stormbeard Arts - The Cow Byre Gallery, Manor Farm Site, Ruislip, London, England;
2015 London Art Biennale - The Chelsea Old House Hall, 509 King's Road, London, England;
2014 Hillingdon Artists - The Cow Byre Gallery, Manor Farm Site, Ruislip, London, England;
2014 'Artfordable Fair' - 13 The Gallery, Islington, London, England ;
2013 'Pipe Dreaming' - a group installation by members of the CTN, St Finbbare's Cathedral, Cork, Ireland;
2013 'Gathering' - Festival Celebrating Textiles and Their Makers - Colaiste Stiofan Naofa, Cork, Ireland;
2012 'Unravelled' - 20/20 Gallery (Cork Craft Month), Cork, Ireland;
2012 'The Craft of the Honan Chapel' - Cork Textiles Network, Bischopstown Library, Cork, Ireland;
2011 'The Colour of Sound' - Cork Textiles Network, CIT Cork School of Music, Ireland;
2010 2nd International Competition “Nude”- finalist, post-competition exhibition – Marquardt Gallery, Lodz, Poland;
2009 Art Festival – The Georgian House & Garden, Limerick, Ireland;
2008 Polish Culture Festival – CIT Cork School of Music, Cork, Ireland;
2008 Art Festival – Absolute Hotel, Limerick, Ireland;
2003 Exhibition of Graduates – Academy of Fine Arts, Lodz, Poland;
1997 Post – plein air exhibition, Department of Textile Architecture, Lodz, Poland;
1995 Post – plein air exhibition, College of Theatre and Film Techniques, Lodz, Poland;


Solo Exhibitions


2015 Cafe Nero, 114 High Street, Ruislip, London, England
2014 The Compass Theatre, Glebe Avenue, Ickenham, London, England;
2012 'Synthesis through Emotions' - Cork Vision Centre, Cork, Ireland;
2012 Cork Lifelong Learning Festival - Welcome English Language Centre, Cork, Ireland;
2011 Art House Cafe - 'Clementina's', Cork, Ireland;
2011 Coffee Roasters, Cork, Ireland;
2010 Cork Lifelong Learning Festival - Welcome English Language Centre, Cork, Ireland