"Without art, creation and fantasy, life is nothing. Art talks about us and speaks to us! Art is a universal language without words. In my art I present emotions, the psychological side of various problems of the contemporary world.”
Magdalena Wozniak Melissourgaki is a Polish-Greek artist whose talent and style are compared to Paul Cezane and Auguste Renoir by art critics. A self-motivated and passionate artist, she combines the classical with modernity, as she takes a timeless subject or topic and presents a modern rendition of it. She redefines and recreates a traditional idea, by imparting expression through brush strokes. She paints in a variety of mediums- oils, pastels, charcoals, and works on various creative projects.
Magdalena loves doing portraits and pays special attention to getting a true likeness of the eyes as she firmly believes that our “eyes are the windows to our souls”. In her opinion, the skillful use of art isn’t only the attempt to reflect reality but foremost it is the most accurate mirror of emotion. Magdalena is a co-organizer and Jury committee president at the Aegean Arts International Festival on Crete, member of Biennale, ambassador in Mondial Art Academia and jury at Children’s Art Gallery in Greece. She is of the El Greco Museum and she is responsible for the organization of international exhibitions. Over the years she does illustrations, book covers, art installation, animation and sculpture.
Magdalena was born and grew up in Poland where from an early age was obvious that her biggest love is painting. She participates in a lot of art competitions, she has a degree of Fine Art and studied Multimedia Graphics at the Warsaw School of Art. After that she moved to Greece, she developed her talent under the watchful eye of Botis Thalassinos, who was close friend of Salvador Dali.
Magdalena is a successful artist and in recent years her work was presented in a few newspapers. Her works are in the collections of many private and corporate collectors from such countries as the USA, Canada, Italy, Germany, Greece, Poland, Turkey etc.
This review was published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist