An exhibition of paintings and linocuts by a local artist with themes converging on portraiture and nature.
The title of the exhibition, “Don’t let the black roads mislead you”, is a reference to an event in the artist’s private life, and on the other hand, it has also provided food for thought in the context of the roads we follow.
I like to revolve around themes related to what is objectively not associated with the beauty of the surrounding reality. I am attracted to nature - rat, mouse, snail, worm, fungus, and in human terms – senile, organically worn, experienced. For many - the mundane of life, for me - pure poetry (in the catalogue of the 5th Festival of Visual Arts in Bielsko-Biała 2022).
The title of the exhibition borrows from an essay by Bo entitled Don’t let the black roads mislead you, or Obverse and Reverse. The true story of the rant, which is the artist's personal reflection on the essence of the creative act, and the mystery of the artist’s ‘soul’.
Bea Stoszek – born in Kraków. Graduate of the University of Silesia in Katowice, degree in English philology (2000).
Author of 10 solo exhibitions and participant of many group exhibitions. Constantly present in the cyclical presentations of the visual arts community of Bielsko-Biała including
the Festival of Visual Arts.
Illustrator of poetry books and magazines, including a poetry book by Lucyna Brzozowska “Imago” (published by Font, Poznań 2019), the Poetry Quarterly of the Free Artistic Initiative WYTRYCH (no. 2 autumn-winter, Rybnik 2020); In collaboration with Bo Jaroszek, she published a haiga in the Almanac of the Polish Haiku Association “Wandering Birds” (no. 4 2021).
Associated with Bielsko-Biała. She is also an English teacher.
Bea Stoszek – Don’t let the black roads mislead you
Galeria Bielska BWA – Café Club Aquarium
26 June – 30 July 2023
opening : Monday, 26 June, 6 pm
More about the artist:
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