Kasia B. Turajczyk

Dunchideock, Exeter, United Kingdom

I was born in Poland in the very intriguing, multicultural city of Lódz. However I left it after becoming Master of Arts.I studied art...

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I began painting as a child and becoming a successful artist is the realisation of a life-long passion.

My creations are extremely varied: from 2-dimensional figurative paintings, modern figurative, through surreal, fantastic, semi-abstract, abstract, 3-dimensional collages, installations and murals, to video-art.
I always combine my works into cycles, such as Peter Pan Series, Metropolis Series, Eye Series, Devon Series or Brain Series.
In my work it doesn’t matter how abstract, surreal or figurative, I always retain a balance between content and form, intellect and emotion. All the time I am also telling stories, first of all from my own experiences and my own imagination, but also the experiences of those near and dear, friends, neighbours and sometimes even enemies. Art for me is another way of communicating with the world and with other people.
It is a fact that I think that our existence in a philosophical/cosmic sense is senseless. Compared to the history and the dimension of the universe we humans are nothing. Because of that we shouldn’t take ourselves so damn seriously. If we could do this our lives would be 100% more tolerable.
Most of my paintings have been sold to private collectors and to order, approximately 141 works in total to 75 collectors, two art galleries and a Museum of Fine Art in USA.

  • Joined: July 2008

Journal

Contemporary Art in the Community - introduction

The average person visiting contemporary art galleries or modern art centres at the present time doesn’t understand most of the art works presented. She or he wants to understand the “art works”. Because they can’t understand it or explain it, or find any sense in it, they decide they don’t possess the institutionalised knowledge of contemporary art. They decide they just don’t like it! The secre…
Posted almost 7 years – Leave a comment

Metropolis and its heart

I have been thinking for a long time about what constitutes the heart of the big city. What could it be? The technology and the evolutionary progress and development in the education of homo sapiens? Or our nature, the fact that we are sociable, a social and collective animal? However this is inconsistent with the reality – people who live in a small village or town are more sociable and less ano…
Posted about 8 years – Leave a comment

The Secret Garden of Lyalls Cottage

A few months ago I moved to Dunchideock, Exeter, UK. / It is a small and beautiful old village and I am living in a very, very old cottage with incredibly amazing garden. (Listed building, ancient cottage). / That garden is the inspiration for my new paintings. I have called the series “The Secret Garden of Lyalls Cottage” / My studio is in the middle of the garden (summer house). All…
Posted about 9 years – Leave a comment
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