SOLO

exhibition

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Betkowska

Magda

POLAND

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“Painting fills my soul with pure joy and peace, it is a kind of meditation that allows me to slow down and enjoy the day.”

The love of art has always been present in me and it has become an integral part of my life. Painting fills my soul with pure joy and peace, it is a kind of meditation that allows me to slow down and enjoy the day. When I paint I immerse myself completely into this process and I let my emotions run free. I am having a dialog with myself which allows me looking at the daily life from a new, different perspective and appreciating “here and now.”

Many of us hide ourselves, because we are afraid that the truth of who we are will not be acceptable by the others. Being yourself means you like who you are and you respect yourself. Being yourself means that you are not afraid living life how you want to live it. Being yourself means enjoying life. When your life is full and vibrant you share your amazing energy with the world and the world becomes more beautiful and is getting better.

The greatest thing in the process of creating is a feeling of unlimited freedom. I don`t have to follow anyone`s rules, because the picture is in me and all I have to do is listen to my inner voice and follow it.

Charlotte - Happiness is the present moment

Mixed Media

$700

Recently next to a woman appear the birds frequently in my painting. I read somewhere, that a bird comes to our mind when we reflective about a missed social connection or the complexities of life. The pandemic changed the lives of many people, the way we love, the way we communicate with others, the way we look, the way we work etc. Some changes are temporary but there are also some that will stay forever with us. The bird is also for me a symbol of hope, dream and of new things to come.

What is created comes from a dialog between the idea in my head and accompanying emotions in my heart.

“I have a very personal relationship with my paintings, because they also show my own feelings.”

Using different techniques allow me choosing a painting tool, which mirrors the stories I want to tell in the best possible way. Each painting is inspired by everyday life events. I observe people met on the streets and stories come to my head to be later told on paper.

The main topic of my art is woman. Already in ancient myths and religions, women were revered as goddesses and givers of life and were considered a symbol of sensuality, sexuality and a new life. Every woman is born with many wonderful feminine qualities and creativity which she can/should use as a potential in the course of her life in order to achieve her dreams. Unfortunately, this potential often cannot be fully exploited, because many women feel unattractive and try to conform to patterns given to us by the media.

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I have a very personal relationship with my paintings, because they also show my own feelings. As a child I learned that I decide for myself how to perceive the world and in which colors I see the reality around me. Red, orange and yellow accompany me every day and have a strong influence on my daily life. This lively color represent energy, courage, power and love, therefore they are also dominant colors on my palette.

Inspiration for this painting were the words of Winnie the Pooh: “You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think and loved more than you know."

My pictures show the beauty of every woman with all her imperfection and tell that every one of them can be who she wants to be.

Sometimes we feel stuck in life or we have a feeling that nothing makes sense. Through this painting I wanted to say, that the life changes every day and no matter how bad thinks are right now, this time next year you will be a different place.

The main topic of my art is woman. Already in ancient myths and religions, women were revered as goddesses and givers of life and were considered a symbol of sensuality, sexuality and a new life. Every woman is born with many wonderful feminine qualities and creativity which she can/should use as a potential in the course of her life in order to achieve her dreams. Unfortunately, this potential often cannot be fully exploited, because many women feel unattractive and try to conform to patterns given to us by the media.

Prize Ribbon (1)

Prize Ribbon (1)

Describe your image

There are many boundaries in our life. There is a limit of human endurance, the limit of “good behavior” or the limit of state, but the imagination knows no bounds. The imagination is the most powerful things, because she can carry us to a new places. She is the door to new possibilities and the key for creating bigger things in life.

Today`s expectations of every woman to be a perfect wife and mother and also successful in her job, leads women to losing access to their inner self. My pictures show the beauty of every woman with all her imperfection and tell that every one of them can be who she wants to be. She has a right to be weak, vulnerable, tender but also strong, funny, powerful or soulful and the key to her happiness is self-acceptance. Society`s expectations should not determine our value and identity.

I found this description about “spiritual meaning of the color green”: Spiritually Effects our ability to express unconditional love, forgiveness and compassion. ... Green represents abundance, renewal, growth and nature. It is a harmonizing, balancing and calming color. Green is a healing color that gives healing energy to the heart.

So this is a right color for new start. Color is a powerful communication tool and has real effects on our mind and our body. By the color we can say more then we think. Therefor the color plays a huge role in my painting. My woman don`t have a faces, because by the color I show emotions and tell the story. And because it is not a story of a “specific” person, every woman can identify with the story.

We shouldn’t be afraid or ashamed of living in our own way. The one perfect pattern guaranteeing happiness does not exist. Every one of us has a right to choose and create her own reality.

We live in a world that adores speed. For a lot of people is difficult to find the balance between waiting for something, working for it and
waiting for it to happen. We forget that the Universe/God is waiting also for a right time, when we are ready to receive what we have been waiting for. Good things take time – be patience. Never forget that the trust you have in yourself will quide you to taking the best step you can in the moment you are.

I was born in Poland and I studied at the Institute of Art Education of the Silesian University. In 2018 I completed course in the field of Art Therapy in Germany and he helped me with getting back to painting after almost 12 years break and to “rediscover” myself as an artist. Since 2011 I am living in Switzerland and although I am currently working in a completely different area, I have a desire to share my art with others and to prove that it is never too late to make a dream come true.

What we choose to believe about the world and ourselves determines the quality of life we have. Therefor our thoughts play a huge role in how successful we are in everything we do. Osho said: Your mind is a garden; your thoughts are the seeds. The harvest will bring either flowers or weeds.

I have a desire to share my art with others and to prove that it is never too late to make a dream come true.

Everybody lost somebody in the life. This picture shows the joy of having this person in our lives (a clown symbolize a humor), grief at the departure of this person and also hope that someday in this or in another life we will meet this person again (waiting person on a high chair. From the high we can see better if someone is coming.