I am a freelance painting conservator and photographer, living and working in Düsseldorf. I was born in Torun, Poland, where I graduated from the Nicolaus Copernicus Universitywith MA in Conservation of Oil Paintings and Murals in 1976.In the next few... Read More
I am a freelance painting conservator and photographer, living and working in Düsseldorf. I was born in Torun, Poland, where I graduated from the Nicolaus Copernicus Universitywith MA in Conservation of Oil Paintings and Murals in 1976.In the next few years I worked at the University as a lecturer in the Department ofConservation.In 1983 – my husband and I moved to Düsseldorf, Germany – where I set up my ownCoservation Studio in which I continue working as a painting restorer to this day.Throughout my working career I have restored a great many Dutch and Flemish paintingsof the 17th century.This enabled me to study at close hand the techniques and perspective of the OldMasters. It also gave me a unique opportunity to acquaint myself with their distinctivemanagement of light and shade, through which they achieved their wonderful precision ofdetail in their magical, atmospheric still lives.This 17th century paintings have later made a tremendous impact on my own, creative,photographic work.My interest in photography – dates back to my University years in Poland. But it was notuntil 2003, that I devoted much greater deal of my time to photography and startedworking as a creative photographer.I photograph nature and try to emulate the ideas of the Old Masters in the contemporarylanguage. Armed with macro lens – I study nature (plants and foral motives) in greatdetail, in pursuit of capturing the changes, which they undergo in their continuousprocess of growth and dying.I am trying to uncover the details, which are not visible at frst sight – the hidden depth ofmy objects and their transition between the two worlds...The rest is left to the viewer, who can refect upon the image and bring his owninterpretation and meaning.
EXHIBITIONS:2016 Bankhaus A.Lenz, Düsseldorf (DE)2016 Kölner Liste, Fair for Contemporary Art, Cologne (DE)2015 Ars Cracovia, Cologne2013 Arte Laguna Prize, Venice, (I)2012 Ars Cracovia, Cologne2009 Festival of Photography Warsaw, Green Gallery (PL)2009 Stuttgart, Town Hall, Laureates Exhibition of International Art Award SYRLIN2007 Green Gallery, Warsaw2005 Gallery Art Track, Gent, Belgium