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Weronika Wisz

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University: University of Gloucestershire Fine Art BA
Graduation Year: 2020

Artist Statement

My practice entails the ideology of social standards of beauty. I am drawn to people with an ‘unusual’ appearance that society would deem as ugly, hideous or unattractive. I explore the correlation between imperfections and perfections, features that define someone as beautiful but are different from others, enhancing and celebrating their unusual characteristics. I strictly use raw canvas, as it holds qualities I see within a person’s true self. The painting’s layers upon an organic base translates to that of a person’s appearance and personality, uncovering the truth about their portrayal. The verso of the painting being one of those layers, unveils the hidden, private self. Each surface built up within my paintings remain apparent despite all the other layers. I explore the relationship between each of these layers, experimenting with level of interfusion between them; surface, pattern, portraiture and translucency and develop an essence of balance. There are also relations between the linear and the realistic, the flat and the sculptural, the basic and the detailed, the translucent and the camouflaged that I try to uncover.

Group Exhibitions

2019, Anti-Mono, Hardwick Gallery, Cheltenham, UK
2017, Nature in Colours, Botanical Garden of Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland
2017, The beginning and the end, Gallery on the Attic, Cracow, Poland
2016, FAM, MDK im. Andrzeja Bursy, Cracow, Poland
2015, Lancut Post Plein-air Exhibition, MDK Gallery, Cracow, Poland

Competitions, Prizes & Awards

2019, Travel Award Research Project, Cheltenham, UK
2017, Jagiellonian University Art Prize 'Nature in the Colours', Cracow, Poland
2016, FAM Prize, MDK im. Andrzeja Bursy, Cracow, Poland

Original works:

Eva

By Weronika Wisz

2020 Graduate

£400

Yang

By Weronika Wisz

2020 Graduate

£350

Robin

By Weronika Wisz

2020 Graduate

£400