"Without art, creation and fantasy, life is nothing. Art talks about us and speaks to us! Art is a universal language without words."
Magdalena Wozniak Melissourgaki was born in Warsaw, the capital city of Poland but now she lives and works in the island of Crete, Greece. From an early age, it was obvious that her biggest love is painting and she began participating in art competitions. Magdalena studied Fine Art at the Warsaw School of Art and then went on to earn another degree in Multimedia Graphics. Trained in Graphic art, she does illustrations, book covers, art installations, and animation. A self-motivated and passionate artist, she paints in a variety of mediums; oils, pastels, charcoals, and works on various creative projects.
Magdalena 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 loves doing portraits and pays special attention to get a true likeness of the eyes as she firmly believes that our “eyes are the windows to our souls”. Her opinion is that the skillful use of the art isn’t only the attempt of reflection the reality but first of all, the most accurate device of emotion.
With a true and deep love for art, she teaches the sensibility of emotion and beauty to the new generation. Magdalena is an honorary member of Children’s Biennale and a Jury at Children’s Art Gallery in Greece. She believes that art influences imagination and calmness and is also the most universal language.
Magdalena is a president Jury at the Aegean Arts International Festival on Crete. In 2019 she exhibited at The Folklore Museum, Palaiochora, Chania, as well as in Rome, Zurich and Venice. She has had a solo show at the El Grego Museum and her work was published in "The New Art Book, 2019" by Art Freaks Global. Her works are in the private and corporate collections in countries including the USA, Canada, Italy, Germany.
This review was published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist