Magdalena has a strong affinity to nature and loves to explore new ideas and places. This influence can be clearly seen in her abstract landscapes which are bold, vibrant and direct with a gentle sense of wistfulness woven in.
Born in 1974, Magdalena studied art for 10 years in the university town of Lublin in Poland, supporting herself and her university fees by working full time at a local art studio. After moving to Cambridge, England in 2005 she found various venues in which to display her work and received her first offer for permanent gallery representation in 2008. In 2009 Magdalena moved to Switzerland, where she continued painting whilst raising her young children.
Following her dream of living in Spain, in 2015 Magdalena and her family moved central Spain where she registered as a full-time, freelance artist. Magdalena and her family now live in the picturesque, rural region of Asturias in the north of Spain where she continues her artistic explorations.
Stepping away from the direct representation of the landscape around me, I enjoy looking at the different layers of life and the various threads that weave our stories together. My work represents an inner journey, one where we visit and revisit ideas and sensations whilst we learn about ourselves as we discover deeper connections to the life around us.
I have lived in numerous countries and each has left its mark on who I am. The sense of anticipation and excitement that fuels the drive to explore has a contrasting side where we are cracked and polished by the cultures with which we interact. Pangs of separation are a part of daily life yet connections to friends and family are kept alive in ways unavailable to the generations before us. Our travels weather and shape us; they change us as we search for answers and challenge us to discover more about who we really are.
The explorer in me is deeply drawn to the hidden tracks and paths of rural landscapes and to the beautiful, fluid patterns of water and its mysterious depths. I look to the sky in search of hope and optimism and how it leaves our imagination to explore the possibilities of what lies beyond the horizon.
I am continually looking for a simplification of form and colour. As I discover new approaches to consciously detach my thoughts from the superficial, new methods of abstraction present themselves and I develop my own techniques to combine media to represent what stirs me emotionally.
Permanent Exhibitions and Representation
– Galleri Tornby, Tversted, Denmark
– Tavira D’Artes, Tavira, Portugal
– The Darryl Nantais Gallery, Linton, Cambridgeshire, England.
– Signet Contemporary Art,Chelsea, London, England
– Corte Real Gallery, Paderne, Algarve, Portugal
– Morningside Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
– Art5 Gallery, Brighton, England
– Claremont Contemporary Art, Sevenoaks, England
– DNG Contemporary Art, Auchterarder, Scotland.
– Wychwood Gallery, Deddington, Oxfordshire, England
– Espai Cavallers, Llieda, Spain
– Eisenhauer Gallery, Martha’s Vineyard, USA
– Gallery Moryta, Fukuoka, Japan
– Galeria Siguenza, Siguenza, Spain
– Galeria Gallica, Santago de Compostella, Spain
I am fortunate to be represented at numerous international art fairs by both Signet Contemporary Art and The Darryl Nantais Gallery. Over the past few years, these have regularly included:
– Affordable Art Fairs Hong Kong, Hampstead, Battersea, New York and Singapore
– Fresh Contemporary Art Fairs Cheltenham and Ascot
– Cambridge and Edinburgh Art Fairs
Other selected exhibitions and experience