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Art by Jolanta JohnssonI graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, where I specialized in graphics. I have since then worked as a freelancing artist, and painting and drawing are the techniques that dominate my work. I create figurative compositions and landscapes. Through symbolic representations, I seek to portray existential questions. I focus on the reality that I am surrounded by, i.e. The existence of the "modern man" living in an era of multidimensional change.
The second central theme of my work is landscapes. I interpret the strong emotions that my surroundings, and especially nature, evoke. My compositions sometimes preserve observed orders and divisions. Often, however, the painting leads me to more abstract grounds. In my work on landscapes, the need to simplify and summarize dominates, but at the same time, I work with different textures to create a living image.
Portraits take a special place in my work. Through the face, I seek to express the truth about the human being, whatever that might mean.
Painting occupies the most place in my work. However, the graphics remind you of yourself. I put away the brushes and go to the graphic studio. I like working in traditional techniques, especially the linocut technique. But I am also looking for unusual traces, creating matrices from various materials. Graphics is searching. Although the graphics allow reproduction, it is not the most important for me. I print small editions.
Graphic print on good paper has an element of nobility and unique beauty.
I believe that a hand-made graphic print preserves. Computer techniques, which are already more widely used by visual artists, will not dominate traditional methods.
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Ukraine, sow your wheat
Ukraine, take care of your wheat, we could say also this. This is the title of a collection of poetry by Ukrainian poets who express in their poems everything that the Ukrainian people feel during this brutal, unprovoked war, an attack by a powerful neighbour on a country that wants to live in peace, develop […]
Featured poetry book in Germany for the year 2021
I had the honor to design the cover of a book with poems, which got featured on the book market in Germany for the year 2021. On the cover – figures from my graphics.
When the image is ready?
What does it mean that the image is “ready”? When is the image ready? I cannot answer this question clearly, although I have already painted many pictures. It seems to me that when during the creation process the artist performs unforeseen activities, he entered the studio with a specific intention, and yet did something different. […]