Elżbieta Owczarek - 'Take a pause. Painted with Light'

3 Feb 2018 – 23 Feb 2018

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10:00 – 21:00
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'The art of Elżbieta Owczarek gives us an opportunity to take a pause in a particular context. It attracts us with its composition, space, and most of all, light and colour.'
- Dr Lidia Jabłonowska


Lightgraphics  Painted with Light – Elżbieta Owczarek

Multimedia installation  Dancing with Light  Photographs  –  Elżbieta Owczarek

Editing  –  Łukasz Matkowski

Compilation and music editing  –  Katarzyna Figat

The exhibition records an artistic pursuit  of the relationship between light and colour.                                                                                              

'With time, I started to discover that the material character of nature is only a part of its essence and my works began to lose their realistic points of reference.  I was fascinated by the elusive, the undescribed and the unnamed. Consequently, my artistic pursuits started to focus more on connecting with 'the spirit of matter' rather than just its physical form. 
All the techniques I use help me to get a deeper insight into the nature of light, colour and space and combine what is created with what is experienced.' 

 Born in Sandomierz, Poland. Elzbieta Owczarek lives and works  in Warsaw.                                                             She graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Technology and Humanities in Radom, where she did her painting degree at the Studio of Professor Apoloniusz Węgłowski and an additional diploma in printmaking at the Studio of Professor Andrzej Markiewicz.  She holds a postgraduate degree at the Education Centre of Warsaw School of Economics and completed a full-time university programme at the University of Economics in Katowice. A member of the Association of Polish Artists and Designers ZPAP – Warsaw, Painting and Graphic Arts Section. A member of the Management Board of the Association of Polish Painters and Graphic Artists. A member of creative groups: PositiveArt and VisualDance

She has participated in over a hundred group shows and had 20 individual exhibitions in Poland and abroad.  Her preferred forms of artistic expressions include painting, graphic arts, drawing and light compositions.  


2013  Honorable mention at Dieter Rucker’s for the painting Still Nature with Lemon1,2. Radom

2010  Award at the Other Reality competition for a series of graphic works entitled “From Winter…”  

           and for the animation: “Good morning, Mr Gauguin” - Radom       

2008  Award of the Ministry of National Defence for paintings: “Glass Spots” and “In Favourite 

           Colours” – Żagań


2017  Visions – Authors and their Works, a documentary on the making of the exhibition          

           Visions 2017 at Artists’ House Gallery, Warsaw       

           Spaces – painting, printmaking, drawing, Art Gallery at the Municipal Cultural Centre in Ząbki 

2016  Open Spaces in Masurian Lake District painting, printmaking, photography, installations, 

           Folk Art Museum, Węgorzewo 

2015  Paintings travelling inward –  Galeria Na Piętrze BWA, Łódź

           Paintings travelling inward – Galeria POSK, Londyn

2014  Paintings travelling inward  –  Wodiczków Museum Chamber, Wołomin

2013  Compositions – painting, graphics, Pentagon Gallery, Faculty of Arts,  Radom

2012  Painting, drawing and graphics – The Lights of Space, Puławska Art Gallery,  Puławy

2011  Painting, drawing and graphics, P Gallery, Płońsk

2010  Drawing and graphics – “Looking for Romanticism”, “Aktyn” Gallery, Warsaw

           A para-theatre event – “At the Vernissage”, Wola Museum, Warsaw 

2009  Painting, Botanic Garden Museum Gallery, Jagiellonian University, Krakow

           Painting and graphics, Land Forces Club Gallery, Warsaw 

2008  Painting, Tower Gallery, Museum in the Castle, Liw

    Painting, Accent Gallery, “Theatre” Cultural Centre, Grudziądz

    Painting, DK Gallery, Warsaw

2007  Painting, BWA Art Gallery, Piotrków Trybunalski

2006  Painting, Gallery of Municipal Cultural Centre, Legionowo

           Painting, Gallery of Warsaw School of Management, Warsaw


2017  PositiveArtCreative Group, Fibak Gallery, Warsaw                                                                                             

           Meeting with APO, Artists’ House, Gallery 022, Warsaw                                                       

           Visions 2017- Painting, Artists’ House, Gallery DAP1 and DAP2, Warsaw                             

           Daily Bread – printmaking, a multimedia film, Lufcik Gallery, Warsaw                                            

           Grafiteka 2017, Artists’ House, Gallery DAP1 and DAP2, Warsaw                                                

2016  Grafiteka 2016, Artists’ House, Gallery DAP1 and DAP2, Warsaw

           Three Dimensions - Painting, Artists’ House, Gallery DAP1 and DAP2, Warsaw

           Visual DanceCreative Group, BWA Gallery, Ostrów Świętokrzyski

           PositiveArt – Creative Group, Artists’ House, Lufcik Gallery, Warszawa

           Presentations of the Association of Polish Painters and Graphic Artists 2016, Public       

           Library Gallery - Bielany, Warsaw

           Forts and Fortifications – The Citadel Group, Museum of Geodesy, Warsaw

2015  Presentations 2015, Townhall Art Gallery, Legionowo,

           Presentations 2015, Townhall P Art Gallery Darmstadt House, Municipal  Office, Płock    

2014  Painting: Retrospective – 30 years of APPGA,  Foksal Gallery, Warsaw

           Painting: Retrospective – 30 years of APPGA, Municipal Gallery in Płock,

           Painting: Retrospective – 30 years of APPGA, CPK Gallery, Praga Południe, Warsaw          

           Painting: Retrospective – 30 years of APPGA, City Hall Gallery, Warsaw

2012  Painting: “Forts and Fortifications”, Archeological Museum, Warsaw

           Painting: “Copy”, Town Hall Art Gallery , Legionowo

           Painting:  “Presentations”, Association of Polish Painters and Graphic Artists

           (APPGA), Gallery of the Society of Friends of Fine Arts, Lublin 

2013  Painting: Retrospective – 30 years of APPGA,  Gallery at the Botanic Garden of the 

           Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw 

2011  Post-competition exhibition: “Other Reality”, Pentagon Gallery, Radom

           Graphics exhibition of Group 7: “The Inner Space”, “Baths” Gallery, Radom

           Graphics exhibition of Group 7: “The Inner Space”, “Aktyn” Gallery, Warsaw

2010  Painting:  “The Sea”, “The Hel Marina”- Yacht Harbour, Hel

           The Biennial of Graphic Arts, post-competition exhibition, Pentagon Gallery, Radom

           Painting: “50 years of Kampinos Forest”, the exhibition following the open-air painting event,              

           Kampinos National Park Museum, Warsaw

           Painting:  ”Forts and Fortifications - Painting ”, Wola Museum, Warsaw 

2009  Painting:  “Abstract”, “Irydion” Gallery, Warsaw

2008  Painting: “500 years of Brodnica”, „Gate” Gallery, Museum of Brodnica, Brodnica

           Polish Painting , Cultural Centre, Kumanowo, Macedonia, 

           Painting, “Old Guardhouse” Gallery, Royal Baths Park, Warsaw

2007  Painting:  “Mountains”,  Małopolskie BWA, Nowy Sącz

           Painting:  “500 years of Brodnica”, “Castle” Gallery”, Museum of Brodnica,  Brodnica

           Painting:  “The Biebrza Landscape”, Biebrza National Park Museum, Osowiec Twierdza   

           Polish Painting, Cultural Centre, Prilep, Macedonia

2006  Painting: “Landscape”, BWA Gallery, Piotrków Trybunalski

           Painting:  “Flowers”, “Fangorówka” Gallery at the Botanic Garden of the PAN, Warsaw 


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