100 x 75 cm | 37 x 27 in
Original painting in oil on linen canvas.
"Hot summer, south of Poland (perhaps Kraków or Muszyna), three cousins. Joyful girls who used to spent time together sharing secrets, stories, and fun. That summer was the last carefree time in their childhood, before 1st September 1939 when the World War II changed their lives forever. 'Before Childhood Ended' is an homage to my Grandma and to All who had to grow up immediately that summer."
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Lapsa-Malawska uses a monochrome palette, to seamlessly blend ideas within a dimension of stark simplicity and suggested form. The artist believes in fewer strokes, to achieve clarity and space to invite her audience to use their own imaginations. In her works, she explores the relationship between people and art in public space. Transience, urban loneliness and the issue of isolation and emptiness. The artist avidly watches people, observing lives that inevitably inspire her, as she transposes them and her personal experiences into the hinterlands of her imagination.