Artists: Joanna Pałys
Born in 1981 in Świdnica, Lower Silesia. She studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław. She got a diploma at the Painting Department under the guidance of Prof. Stanisław Kortyka, and at the Department of Painting Design in Architecture and Town Planning under the guidance of Prof. Wojciech Kaniowski in 2008. She also got an annexe in Graphics at the Department of Graphic Arts Techniques run by Prof. Przemysław Tyszkiewicz.
Closed lines of industrial conveyor belts, tightly fenced, locked and deserted houses, old factories – like phantoms from a gothic novel. The post-industrial scenery of Lower Silesia bathed in the gleam of the moon à la Caspar David Friedrich. But also: stillness and contemplation. In her paintings ordinary object exist outside time and space. She lives in the enormously colourful Indian city of Jaipur, but she creates her works on the basis of photos brought from Poland. She paints with greyness – as if there was only one colour stuck in her memory: Terra di Silesia. In the relics of industrial architecture she sees their enormity and loneliness – the potential of forms and emotions for her painting.