by Joanna Baumgartner
Graphic from the Tarot series. It depicts an image of a vitage style woman whose face is separated by the inscription ‘The fool’. The central part of the work shows a heart with sticking plasters, from which a flower is growing. The figure, despite being dissected, is smiling.
The band-aids suggest that the character has had her heart broken, that is, she has experienced a disappointment in love. However, she is healing. A beautiful white flower grows from her heart – a harbinger of new love and a new beginning. Not necessarily to another person, but to herself. It is suggested by the positioning of her hands. They are facing her body. She touches herself gently, perhaps this makes her happy. The events she experienced made her realise that she was naive and, as the inscription shows, foolish. However, she is in the process of learning something deeper – love for herself.
Born in Krakow, Poland. A graduate of the Faculty of Exhibition Design at the Polish Academy of Fine Arts (PLSP), she completed her studies at the Painting Studio of Prof. S. Tabisz and the Lettering Studio of Prof. W. Regulski at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow.
In May 2004 she defended her diploma at the Faculty of Graphic Arts. Awarded the Rector’s Medal of the Academy of Fine Arts. Graduate of the Heatherley School of Fine Art and the Prague School of Photography, as well as the Ericsson Collage Vancouver and the Cracow School of Styling and Make-up Artystyczna Alternatywa.
She has participated in many exhibitions, including: Palace of Art group exhibition 2004 Gallery Kwadrat group exhibition 2006 Nova Gallery London solo exhibition 2010 ArtFine Berlin group exhibition 2011. Winner of competitions such as: Neofashion Jamboree, Art School in Vancouver and Artistic Alternative in Krakow: Neofashion Jamboree, Best Stylist 2015 according to Elle and Answear magazine, Project Packshoot G-Star.
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