Saudade | paintings

Ula
Honorata
Kasia
Justa
Ewa
Edzia
Pola

Saudade

according to Wikipedia: Saudade is a Portuguese and Galician term that claims no direct translation in English. It describes a deep emotional state of nostalgic or profound melancholic longing for an absent something or someone that one loves. Moreover, it often carries a repressed knowledge that the object of longing might never return. Saudade was once described as "the love that remains" after someone is gone.

 

"Saudade"

CMYK colors on four leyers of  plexi glass, 2008 

Cycle of crying women's portraits, part of master diploma promotion.

Awarded by Minister of Culture and National Heritage Award for best master diploma in Painting in Poland (1st prize), 18th edition, Poland, 2008


This cycle was an attempt to take the discourse between painting and art, whether painting still plays an important role in the arts. Paintings are installation of four Plexiglass on each are different basic transparent color of CMYK. Only in one particular moment, in the correct angle you can see proper portrait.
CMYK (cyan, magenta, black) it is printing technique, I use it to show my doubt, if painting still can win with modern visual technics.​

 

Exhibited:

  • Solo exhibition and a series of "Presentation of the Young" Sphinx, Sopot, Poland, 2010

  • Exhibition in Gallery "From Time to Time" in Gdynia, Poland, 2009

  • Solo exhibition "Saudade", The BWA Contemporary Art Gallery in Legnica, Poland, 2009

  • NYPD 18th PROMOTIONS 2007/08, Museum of Archeology and History, Glogów, Poland, 2009

  • SAUDADE solo exhibition, Manhattan Art Center, Gdańsk, Poland, 2009

  • Biennial of Young Artists from Europe and Mediterranean, Bari, Italy, 2008

  • Gallery Pionova, diploma defense exhibition, Gdańsk, Poland, 2008