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My paintings from ‘Intimate Times’ series were created during time of isolation.
In my colourfully decorated flat filled with plants, and isolated from family and friends, my surroundings and my partner became my only world, more intensely experienced and observed than ever before. My heightened observations led to the creation of these paintings - ordinary but touching intimate scenes of our everyday life enveloped by light, colour, patterns and textures of our shared home-cum- studio- the other character in my paintings.
My recent artworks showcase beautiful moments from my life with my partner Jarek Radecki (also an artist) in the past year. Though the paintings depict us physically together in the same room and also alone, they reflect our mental state in the extraordinary situation that we all found ourselves in 2021. I never thought I would live so intensely and intimately with just one other person even though I think of him as my soulmate - this situation affected my hopes, dreams and doubts as I was afraid of new future after Covid-19. We were both so lucky to have each other but were also unable to escape each other and had to figure out a way to be together and also be alone within the confines of our shared living space.
Much of my work from this time focuses on self-portrait and what I found in our relationship during this time together, sharing moments in quiet without words spoken.
My big pleasure is to observe the light and play with it, find a good composition and translate the reality into painted emotions. I want the viewer to feel the sunlight from my pictures, to enjoy colour and the positive atmosphere. I like to share a piece of my small, intimate space where I can still find the inspiration.