The motifs observed in nature, filtered through the artist's imagination, create ambiguous compositions with surprising details, giving the viewer a broad field of interpretation.
Having travelled in India for more than 10 years, dazzled by the richness of Asian nature, Ewa Goral has been developing themes related to nature in her work. These are not classical botanical drawings, but organic forms. They create non-anthropocentric stories, the result of an inner experience of nature. Observed in nature, filtered through the imagination, they become ambiguous hybrids full of meanings and symbols.
The artist creates microscopic worlds that offer the viewer a wide range of interpretations. The plant motifs, observed in the field or under the microscope, escape botanical classification - they become bizarre, ghostly, they multiply in number or change into untamed hybrids. Eye-catching, aesthetically pleasing at first glance, the compositions turn out to be ambiguous. They conceal many themes in the details - sometimes playful, sometimes of an erotic or dark nature. As in nature, seemingly innocent plants are armed with toxins, narcotic substances or thorns.
Ewa Goral – born in Tychy in 1984. She studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków, at the Faculty of Painting, from which she dropped out after a year. She works mainly in painting, drawing and printmaking. She regularly shows her works at exhibitions in Poland and abroad.
Galeria Bielska BWA – Café Club Aquarium
1 September – 1 October 2023