Bernadetta Tajs

"I like to think that my paintings reflect life itself, a life full of jokes and satire, kitsch and kink, stories and benevolence. Life is far from dull - it is not black and white. On the contrary, it is splashed with a whole spectrum of colors, sometimes grey, sometimes pink."

My Little Pearl - Acrylic on canvas 116 x 90 cm

"I began training in the field of art at Art School in Zakopane, Poland and concluded my studies in 2012 with a degree in sculpting from Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, Poland.

Sculpting and painting are two forms of art that have always fascinated me, and they are some of my biggest interests. The starting point for my paintings is almost always derived from my own fantasy. I create my own reality, my own 'inner world', so to speak. This is a world where one can truly find themselves. No one need hide here, and instead, you are met with a sense of freedom and understanding. I like to think that my paintings reflect life itself, a life full of jokes and satire, kitsch and kink, stories and benevolence. Life is far from dull - it is not black and white. On the contrary, it is splashed with a whole spectrum of colors, sometimes grey, sometimes pink. Why not show these colors? Why not show that which we love to do? Why should we feel ashamed of our own nature and the truth?

The ideas for my paintings always stem from my own fantasy and personal interests. I try to refrain from being too literal and precise with my artwork; instead of spelling out the message, I want the viewers to create their own interpretation and figure it out for themselves. I am imaginative and have a knack for fantasizing, which is something I use to my advantage. I will paint almost anything, and if people don't like it, it's really all the better. One of the things I strive for through my art is evoking a strong sense of emotion and opinion from the viewer. I want my art to be received with polarity. I want to provoke the viewer to feel something, whether it be good or bad. In other words, being able to create conflicting views about my art is what drives me."

In The Kitchen - Acrylic on canvas 116 x 90 cm
The Paradise Should Be... In This Direction - Oil on canvas 116 x 90 cm
Self-Portrait - Collage 100 x 70 cm
Hermaphroditus.Blessing - Acrylic on canvas 116 x 90 cm

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


 

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