Agnieszka Monika Dolata | Painter, Photographer | London | Art Jobs
Country: United Kingdom
City: London
Industry: Visual Arts
Professional Title: Painter, Photographer
Specialties: oil painting, Portrait Photography, Life drawing

- About -

For as long as I can remember, I have always had a fascination for exploring the boundaries between the visible and invisible. From my time studying at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, I created a number of projects around the subject. Not one easily confined to a specific genre, choosing to eschew pigeonholes and traditional conventions, my passion lies in experimenting with different forms of media to best serve my newest ideas - using painting, drawing, installations, photography and moving images to explore different aspects of the given subject. My deep interest in philosophy and physiology of seeing, along with questioning identity is the core of my practice. Though my artworks have been celebrated internationally, I also create and work with contemporary dancers and theatres locally in London bringing my ideas to set designs and site-specific projects.     I paint dreams and photograph souls. I use my artworks like mirrors: reflecting what lies beneath the surface of consciousness and exploring the identity of a woman stripped from contemporary expectations of perfect appearance, aspirations, behaviour and even spirituality. By questioning the boundaries between visible and invisible, I seek to capture the elusive and fragmented fabric of our dreams and desires, stripped from anything that we were taught to see; those rare moments when emotions and unconscious landscapes reveal a person’s true self: Their light and their shadows. By making those fluttering and elusive thoughts visible and often touching on sensitive subjects of rejection, abuse, loneliness, mental health, spirituality or sexuality, I use conceptual images and dreamlike landscapes to reach for sensations and feelings rather than chasing direct representations.