TENDERNESS OF TREES
This new mural depicts our relationship with trees and emphasizes the need of their presence in our immediate environment and personal experience
The mural was created by Małgorzata Rozenau, a painter and designer associated with the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice. Measuring 55 square metres, Tenderness of Trees ornaments the arched wall of the gallery building on the street corner between ul. 3 Maja and ul. Henryka Sienkiewicza. The mural replaced a black and white work entitled Impossible Fusion by the Italian artist Awer.
The mural is an illustrative story about our relationship with trees, and the need for their proximity in our immediate environment and personal experience; the need to understand and interact with the natural world we are a part of. The work also alludes to the small park across the street and the tree tops whose reflections in the gallery windows combine with the trees in the mural to form a single whole.
This pictorial narrative also contains human element which will be revealed with time – people blending in with the trees, people engrossed in quiet contemplation or embracing the trees for therapeutic purposes. A tree also symbolizes strong roots in a particular place, as well as tight links between nature and culture.
Małgorzata Rozenau – born in Sosnowiec. A graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków, Faculty of Graphic Arts in Katowice. Painter and designer, lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice, Ph.D. in art ("Seasonal offer" on anti-consumption, advertising and art). She heads the Studio of Compositions for 1st- and 2nd- year students at the Institute of Painting of the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice. Numerous group exhibitions and joint projects. Her solo exhibitions include The End is a New Beginning in Havana, Cuba (2012); Group Exhibition in Galeria Bielska BWA (2013), and Breathing Exercises in Rondo Sztuki in Katowice (2018). Curator of the exhibition Arte Siempre. Cuban Art in Galeria Bielska BWA (2013). The artist cooperates with environmental foundations in the development of her mobile exhibitions and other projects in the area of environmental education and streetart. Her murals include: Irena Sendlerowa ,created with Dariusz Paczkowski (Bielsko-Biała), in Galeria Tybetańska na Woli (Warsaw), a floral mural in Minus1.artspace in Katowice, a series of murals entitled Faces of Freedom for the Cultural Centre in Chorzów, and the large-format Pine Beginning In Sosnowiec.
Photo: Małgorzata Rozenau Chile working on the mural, photo: Krzysztof Morcinek
The mural was created with the use of Kabe paints.
The mural was created as part of the Czech Art Festival in Bielsko-Biała >>
Project co-financed by the European Union from the European Regional Development Fund under the INTERREG V-A Program Czech Republic-Poland 2014-2020 and from the state budget of the Republic of Poland