Polish artist Gosia Poraj received her masters at Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice, Poland, specializing in printmaking. Now based in London works predominantly with painting using coloured inks as her primary medium.
Ephemeral and blurry recollections of landscapes drift into impressions and feelings; senses that Poraj lyrically translates into visual forms of shape and colour. During her painting process she employs deep observation in order to distill and to describe the surrounding world with the least amount of visual elements. This decluttering is reflected in artist’s minimal style and her reluctance towards narratives supported by a meticulous technique and original aesthetics.
Gosia’s technique is strongly derived from her printmaking seen through her confident use of layering and blended colours. Because of the nature of the inks which don’t leave no room for corrections, she is always planning ahead to the next layers, throughout the whole process of creating an image. Philosophical explorations of the mechanisms of memory and dreams have also influenced Poraj’s work; just as dreams form as illogical and scattered visions, her paintings mirror this sense of the surreal. Her works apprear as collage-like, as if shown from different angles and dimensions without a distinct perspective.
Poraj’s award-winning works have been and exhibited in the UK and abroad.
• 2016 – In Translation, Espacio Gallery, London
• 2015 - Art Maze, Bargehouse Gallery, Oxo Tower, London
• 2014 - Open Art Competition at the Black Swan Gallery - AWARDED WORK ‘DAWN’ FOR BAX FAMILY AWARD
• 2014 - Saatchi Art – Featured Artist included in Collection ‘Originals for 1000$ and less’
• 2014 - Art Fair at Number 57
• 2014 - Featured Artist on Works.io
• 2012 - International Print Triennial Society in Krakow, SMTG Krakow, Poland
• 2012 – X Polish Quadrennial of woodcut and linocut – BWA Olsztyn, Poland
• 2007 – Galeria Wypuklodruku, ASP Katowice – Group Exhibition
• 2006 - Galeria, ASP Katowice – Group Exhibition
• 2006 – SOLO Exhibition – MA graduation exhibition, BWA Katowice
• 2005 - Light / Dark, Galeria ASP, Katowice, Poland
• 2003 - III Red, Blue, Yellow curated by Carmen Grau Polytechnic University of Valencia, Sala de Exposiciones UPV, Valencia, Spain, Accademia di Belle Arti