Bright Works Project

Solo show in London

Save the date for September 13th. This is when I’m celebrating an Launch of my Solo show.

Launch night: Friday 13th 7-10pm

Exhibition dates: 12-15 September 2019

Gallery Address: Deptford Does Art, 28 Deptford High Street, SE8 4AF, London

Opening hours: Thurs.: 10am–6pm, Fri.: 10am–10pm, Sat.: 10am–7pm, Sun.: 10am–6pm

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28 Deptford High St, Deptford, London SE8 4AF

 
gosia poraj bright works project, London Art exhibition
 

Gosia Poraj is pleased to announce Bright Works Project exhibition, hosted at the gallery floor at Deptford Does Art in South-East London. 

This exhibition encompasses Gosia’s new painting series Removing Resistance as well as her collages in the context of artist’s ongoing social/art project (The Bright Works Project), which involves real stories of strangers she meets. Hope, being the main focus of the artist’s research is in the centre of understanding the collection of presented works. Gosia’s paintings and collages will be accompanied by the transcripts of her conversations, which inspired each piece from the project. 

“I don’t get tempted to engage in politics in my practice. In the times of socio-political unrest and economic pressures, it’s natural to feel overwhelmed, but my path is different. Through my paintings and conversations with strangers I meet, I want to understand what drives the growth of a human and what helps us thrive, I’m focused on the future and want to see how others interpret reality. In the process of creating my works, I preserve these discoveries in something visual which seems to stop the time, capturing the connection between me and another person. Or between me and myself.”

Bold and lyrical works on paper are connected to nature and the surrounding world but are heavily processed by her views and coded into a language of forms. Creating this surreal universe of shapes and colours is a metaphor for the infinity of dreams. The paintings are controlled and rigid at times, for the slowing down is to guide the marks with intention. 


Awards / recognition:

  • 2018 – Passion For Freedom, London, Winner of the Bronze Award for the work “Courage”

  • 2018 – Jackson’s Art Watercolour Competition, Second Prize Winner for the work “Flourish”

  • 2018 – BOS, St Peters Church, Brockley, London, Second Prize Winner for the work ‘Little Pond”

  • 2014 – Open Art Competition at the Black Swan Gallery, Winner of Bax Family Fine Art Prize for the work “Dawn”

  • 2012 – Shortlisted for the prize, International Print Triennial Society in Krakow, SMTG Krakow, Poland

  • 2012 – Shortlisted for the prize, X Polish Quadrennial of woodcut and linocut – BWA Olsztyn, Poland

  • 2014 – Saatchi Art  – Featured Artist included in Collection ‘Originals for 1000$ and less’

Past group / solo shows:

  • 2019 – Brockley Open Studios, St Peters Church, Brockley, London,

  • 2019 – BOS, St Peters Church, Brockley, London,

  • 2018 – Pockets of Inspiration, The Creoate, London

  • 2018 – Vanilla’s café gallery, London (solo show)

  • 2018 – Passion For Freedom, London, Bronze Award Winner with for the work “Courage”

  • 2018 – Jackson’s Art Watercolour Competition, Second Prize Winner for the work “Flourish”

  • 2018 – BOS, St Peters Church, Brockley, London, Second Prize Winner for the work ‘Little Pond”

  • 2018 – Brockley Open Studios, London

  • 2017 – Big Brockley Art Show, Brockley Art House, London

  • 2017 – Spring salon, Candid Arts Centre, London

  • 2016 – Edge of ordinary 5, Espacio Gallery, London

  • 2016 – In Translation, Espacio Gallery, London

  • 2015 – Art Maze, Bargehouse Gallery, Oxo Tower, London

  • 2014 – Open Art Competition, The Black Swan Gallery, Bax Family Fine Art Prize Winner for “Dawn”

  • 2014 – Saatchi Art  – Featured Artist included in Collection ‘Originals for 1000$ and less’

  • 2014 – Art Fair at Number 57

  • 2014 – Featured Artist on Works.io

  • 2012 - Shortlisted for the prize, International Print Triennial Society in Krakow, SMTG Krakow, Poland

  • 2012 – Shortlisted for the prize, X Polish Quadrennial of woodcut and linocut – BWA Olsztyn, Poland

  • 2007 – Galeria Wypuklodruku, ASP Katowice – Group Exhibition

  • 2006 – Galeria, ASP Katowice – Group Exhibition

  • 2006 – MA graduation exhibition, BWA Katowice (SOLO Exhibition)

  • 2005 – Light / Dark, Galeria na schodach, Katowice, Poland

  • 2003 – III Red, Blue, Yellow curated by Carmen Grau Polytechnic University of Valencia, Sala de Exposiciones UPV, Valencia, Spain, Accademia di Belle Arti

 

Publications:

  • 2019 – Unread Magazine, Issue 15 (Jan)

  • 2019 – Easy win interiors New Year Resolutions | Seasons in Colour Blog

  • 2018 - How to incorporate some oriental decor in your home by LittleBigBell Blog

  • 2018 – Passion For Freedom Catalogue

  • 2017 – The Big Lebowski Art Collection, Edizioni del Frisco

  • 2015 – Art Habens magazine

  • 2015 – Inside Artists, Issue 3

  • 2014 – Somerset Guardian