ARTIST STATEMENT

I have always believed drawing is the best way to attain profound knowledge of an object or person. This is a doctrine and discipline, through which I reveal the truth about myself. External breath of the artist and internal breath of model, creates the third life on paper.

That is why I am so much interested in drawing portraits.

I look for inspiration in the nature of the observed fragments, mostly on events taking place in my immediate surroundings. My portraits are filled with emotion which shows the incredibly strong moods, mental experiences, that accompany me in the act of creation. I care about the appearance of a transient world and the destruction of the social - psychological man in the modern world.

My drawings are often incomplete, and as understated as they leave place for imagination, force to reflection. I’ve always had a great interest in the details, perfect technique, subtlety and simplicity of portraying reality. Thanks to this I am able to undertake the most difficult subject in art, telling a story about someone and breathing life into the drawing.

In a categorical emphasis on the essential qualities of character, in boldly showing the human features and in the passion in which I draw, I become aware, sometimes even cruel and sometimes very subtle artist.

BIO

KATARZYNA TOMASZEWSKA
Born in 1987 in Wrocław, Poland.
Graduated in 2011 from Academy of Art and Design in Wrocław, where she completed Master Degree studies in Graphic Arts, Graphic Design and Drawing. Currently pursuing her PhD degree at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw.

Education:

2006-2011 Academy of Art and Design in Wrocław, Poland
2008-2009 Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, Milan, Italy

Selected Achievements and Distinctions:

2017 Nominated to the FID Prize International Drawing Contest 2017
2016 OSTEN AWARD OSTEN BIENNIAL OF DRAWING Skopje, Macedonia
2016 Finalist of Premio Arte Roma 2016, Rome, Italy
2016 Basu Foundation for the Arts Award Kolkata, 10th International Arte Laguna Prize, Italy
2016 Artistic Serigraphy Fallani Award Venice, 10th International Arte Laguna Prize, Italy
2016 Finalist of IEAA 2015-2016 Gallery Show Award Brussels, Belgium
2016 Honorable Mention ARTIST PORTFOLIO MAGAZINE 5 Year Anniversary Art Exhibit & Magazine
2016 Honorable Mention Chopin Portrait Competition Warsaw, Poland
2015 Certificate of Excellence CHELSEA INTERNATIONAL FINE ART COMPETITION, Agora Gallery, New York
2015 VENEZIA PROJECT International Contemporary Art Exhibition, Venice, Italy
2015 “The Base Line: An Exhibition on Drawing” ARC Gallery, Chicago
2015 16 INTERBIFEP International Biennial Festival of Portrait Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina Exhibition
2015 Best works of International Biennials of Drawing Pilsen, Museum of West Bohemia
2015 Finalist of 7th Celeste Prize 2015
2014 Finalist of Aesthetica Art Prize, York, Great Britain
2013 ART FRESH FESTIVAL Exhibition Warsaw, Poland
2013 IRREVERSIBLE Featured Art Competition
2012 INTERNATIONAL DRAWING COMPETITION Wrocław, Poland
2012 Honorable Mention VIII. INTERNATIONAL BIENNIAL OF DRAWING PILSEN
2012 STRABAG ARTAWARD INTERNATIONAL Exhibition, Vienna
2012 7th INTERNATIONAL BIENNIAL OF MINIATURE ART Czestochowa, Poland
2012 BEST MA THESIS AND WORKS GRAPHIC ART - STUDENT AND HIS ACADEMIC SUPERVISOR
2011 Honorable Mention VII. TRIENNIAL OF POLISH MODERN DRAWING LUBACZÓW, Poland
2011 Honorable Mention BIENNALE OF YOUNG WROCŁAW, Poland
2010 Prize of The International Association of Art VII. INTERNATIONAL BIENNIAL OF DRAWING PILSEN
2010 V. PREMIO DE PINTURA Y ESCULTURA FIGURATIVAS, Madrid, Spain
2009 SELF PORTRAIT INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION, Stalowa Wola, Poland
2009 „Shades of Grey” Exhibition, Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, Milan, Italy

CONTACT

KATARZYNA TOMASZEWSKA