- Fitzrovia Gallery
- Tuesday, April 5, 2016
- Saturday, April 16, 2016
- The Fitzrovia Gallery 139 Whitfield Street, London, W1T 5EN
- Fitzrovia Gallery
“A Dream Within a Dream…”
Solo show by Gosia Łapsa-Malawska
5th – 16th April
Opening night: 5th April 2016, 6.30pm-8.30pm
Thursday – 11.00am-4.00.pm
Friday – 12.00-6.00pm
Saturday – 11am – 4.00pm
In pursuit of the visual manifestations of our minds eye, those hinterlands that represent a realm of endless and unquenchable dreams.
Dreams… dreaming… imagination… what is real?
Where is the borderline between reality and dream?
Dreams are strange…
At once universal and personal.
Sometimes they can be hard to remember, impossible to forget, beyond describing…
“A dream within a dream” explores the wilderness of our imagination, endless landscapes of dreams.
This selection of 17 oil paintings (all of them from 2015-2016) includes two works shortlisted for RA Summer Show 2016.
Gosia is a Polish artist based in London. She is a Street Art lover and self confessed Portobello addict (seeking help).
She works in: painting, collage, photography, poster design and lithography.
In her work are visible influences of ‘The Polish School of Posters’ and Japanese aesthetics.
Gosia uses terse language and a monochrome palette, to seamlessly blend ideas within a dimension of stark simplicity and suggested form.
The artist believes in fewer strokes, to achieve clarity and space to invite her audience to use their own imaginations.
In her works she explores the relationships between people and art in public spaces, the idea of an urban loneliness and the isolation one can experience when lost in a crowd.
The artist avidly watches people, observing lives that inevitably inspire her, as she transposes them and her personal experiences into the hinterlands of her imagination.
Born 1981, Przemyśl, Poland,
Master of Art 2007 Lithography, Krakow, Poland
Artist in Residence 2014, The Muse at 269 Gallery/Studio, London
Member of FREE PAINTERS AND SCULPTORS
Board Member of The Association of Polish Artists in Great Britain (APA)
3rd prize in East-West Art Award Competition, 2015 for painting “Show me someone who doesn’t dream about the future”
Sir Hugh Casson Drawing Prize 2014 for painting ” Urban Loneliness”