Fabulously colourful urban landscapes, illuminated town houses and hidden passageways.
An exhibition of paintings thematically related to the urban landscape, in which light and colour play a dominant role.
Vedutas and urban landscapes were favourite motifs of 18th and 19th century painters. In the 20th century, they were replaced by photographic portraits of cities. Joanna Rzeźnik uses modern observation techniques to create traditional canvas paintings in which light and its role in shaping the space and environment of modern city dwellers play a major role.
Through my work, I seek, research and deepen my knowledge of light, space, psychophysiology of vision, painting techniques, beauty and aesthetics in relation to contemporary reality.
(Cited from the catalogue of the 4th Visual Arts Festival in Bielsko-Biała 2018)
She was born in Bielsko-Biała (1982); graduate of the Secondary School of Fine Arts in Bielsko-Biała, degree in easel painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań. She ran Galeria Autorska and Pracownia Artystyczna in the Old Slaughterhouse - a famous historic landmark in Poznań (2010–2012). Winner of awards, including an honourable mentions in the “Image in Public Spaces” competition at the Zamek Cultural Centre in Poznań (2008); Grand Prix of “Salon Wielkopolski 2009” – Award of the Marshal of the Wielkopolska Province.
Her solo exhibitions include Prism at the Academic Gallery of the University of Bielsko-Biała (2016); Light in Images at Klub Opcja in Poznań (2014); Immeasurable Time - LIGHT at Galeria Wspólna in Bydgoszcz (2012); Light in Images, Galeria Bielska BWA (2011); Sketches in Castle (installation), from the series My City at the Baszta Gallery in the Museum of Bielsko Biała (2008). She has also participated in numerous group exhibitions. Currently, the artist lives in Wrocław.
Galeria Bielska BWA, Cafe Club Aquarium
The exhibition opens at 6pm on Friday, 3 January, 2020
The exhibition runs from 3 January to 2 February, 2020.