Aleksandra Klepacka

“ ‘I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process.’ I am a traditional realist painter with boundless admiration of the world around us and trying to project its beauty onto my canvas.”

Euron Greyjoy - Pencil on paper 30 x 40 cm

“I have been painting since I can remember. It was a talent that has been present in my family for generations. However, I never thought I could turn my passion into a career. As my degree, I chose English Philology and in 2015 I received my Master's degree. In the meantime the unceasing thought that I should pursue a career in art made me try out digital painting. That's how I first discover that I can make a living by creating art. Since then I treated my professional education mostly as a vehicle for my dream occupation. I knew that mastering English will present me many opportunities that otherwise would remain unreachable.

Presently I'm working as a freelance digital illustrator, mostly for fantasy books and games industry. Since last year I have gone back to oil painting as well and I do my utmost to find enough time to paint and develop my traditional skills. So far I had two group exhibitions abroad, in Rome and in Madrid, but I plan on applying for many more art shows once I feel that my body of work fully demonstrates my style and abilities.

My collection of paintings revolves mostly around nature. I find this subject matter soothing and enjoyable. I paint still lives, landscapes, and seascapes. In addition, I plan to focus more on the art of portraiture which has a strong presence in my pencil works but not yet in my oil painting. I am aware that there is a long way ahead of me but I dream that one day I will be able to find a gallery representation and devote all my time to creating traditional paintings.”

Girl with Geese, After Hermann Herzog - Oil on canvas 30 x 40 cm
Mountain Ash - Oil on linen canvas 50 x 76 cm
Autumn Pears - Oil on linen canvas 60 x 76 cm
Vincent's Lemons On A Plate - Oil on linen canvas 40 x 50 cm

Aleksandra Klepacka was born in 1991 in Poland and lives in Lublin. She holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Graphic Design and DTP from Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, 2014, a Masters of Arts from Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, 2015 and a Bachelor of Arts Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, 2013.

This review was published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist


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