Katarzyna Karpowicz: Exhibitions
Drawing from the bag of colour glass marbles, the boy usually chose the black one, turning it in his hand like a prophecy. A bad omen, the adults would say, if they knew. The colour black does not fit with childhood.
Usually, we expect good paintings to provide an epiphany, a revelation or a discovery of something before us that we could not clearly see ourselves. Can an eclipse be an epiphany? This is worth checking out.
In Katarzyna Karpowicz’s paintings, feelings and dreams, literature and cinema, reality and unreality, are combined in a seductive narrative, full of subtle wit and light nostalgia.
Life is elsewhere, perhaps in the painting.
In Katarzyna Karpowicz’s paintings, art and medicine intertwine into an inseparable magical story, medicine becomes magic, and the personal experience of illness and recovery makes the story touchingly true.
In Katarzyna Karpowicz’s works, the painting is always the result of deeply experiencing reality, of observations and feelings. The seemingly unreal scene flows from events, meetings and conversations. Life experiences give rise to new painting series.
I had a dream
An atelier full of paintings – of life and dreams. No devising – intuition instead. There is no need to devise things as themes, since ideas just pop up on their own. And most often in sleep. Everyday life is reflected in dreams, and dreams can see themselves in the paintings.
Let’s go to sleep!
Curled up on bare ground, under navy blue skies, lulled by the silence of the night, the characters in Kasia Karpowicz’s paintings are calm and safe – locked in their own world of dreams. Meditative, oneiric pictures have their symbolic depth, the rhythm of a placid breath of a sleeping girl, a man, an animal.