The current exhibition by Katarzyna Karpowicz in Galeria Promocyjna is entitled Ludzkie historie [“People’s stories”]. The title is very fitting, as each painting by the artist urges the viewer to guess, to build a narrative.
We invite you to visit the exhibition, while presenting stories hidden in the paintings available now in Galeria ART. Eight works, eight tales, nine girls and one cat.
When speaking about young heroines of Karpowicz’s paintings, Balthus, Proust, or Saganka come to mind. Girls in bloom, entering life, standing on the verge of childhood and adulthood are fascinating figures, with mysterious worlds hidden within, a bit complicated, a bit trivial. “For me, adolescent girls are a symbol”, Balthus said once. “I will never manage to paint a woman. The beauty of growing up is more interesting. The future is written in the period of adolescence. A woman has already found her place in the world, an adolescent girl not yet. A woman’s body is already finished. The mystery is gone”.
Several classical quotes fit these paintings perfectly.