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Agata di Masternak

London United Kingdom

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Statement of Work

In my idea of beauty there is no glamour aspect. My work relates immediately to how I feel about life. My whole life has been in the pursuit of the truth. The most interesting for me is to deepen myself, my mind, into a human body, the head in particular. For me painting is necessity. It is placing myself outside my own experience. It gives the privilege of being looked at and the pleasure of investigation of what could be painted. I picture people recovering from their own stories. The most important part for me is to paint people with respect to authenticity and their spirit. I was preoccupied with the idea of making private biography public. It was a reaction to certain kind of repressiveness. I do not paint people as they are. I paint them as I feel them to be. This is my private investigation into their character and personality. I explore my subject to the very boundaries between life and death. I am currently working on ID- Identity project paiting stories of Survivors from varies events that happened throughout the history. These powerful stories have transformative power that I would like to share with the audience.

Resume

I graduated from the Central Saint Martins College in London and the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. Here are some of my achievements

2019 ING Discerning Eye group show, Mall Galleries, London, UK

2019 Solo show, Robin du Lac Concept Store, Luxembourg

2017 The London Pop up Art Fair, Sunny Art Gallery, London, the UK

2016 Group Exhibition, Art Mora Gallery New York, New Jersey, the USA 2016 The Sunday Times Watercolour exhibition, Mall Galleries, London, UK 2016 Group exhibition Salon des Refuses at the SPACE Gallery, London, UK

2015 La Biennale Di Venezia, Independent group show during Venice Fashion meets art exhibition, Scuola Grande San Theodoro Venice, Italy

2015 Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London,UK

2014 Finalist of Art and Engineering Global Challenge, Aavid Art Exhibit  Laconia, USA Bologna Italy Shenzhen, China

2014 ING Discerning Eye group show, Mall Galleries, London, UK

2014 ‘Lovers 8’ painting on the cover of Autostadt Magazine, Berlin, May/ June Issue, Germany

2014 Pacha club, solo art-fashion show and performance London, UK

2014 artist profile at Made in Shoreditch website London, UK 2014 Shape Open Exhibition, Lewisham Arthouse Lewisham, UK

2014 Shape Open Exhibition, LCB Depot Gallery Leicester, UK

2013 Shape Open 2013 Exhibition, Nunnery Gallery London, UK

2013 The Threadneedle Prize Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London, UK

2013 Preselected for Griffin Art Prize London, UK

2013 Collective exhibition , ADEL Gallery, Lion, France 2013 Artist Annual Exhibition of the Royal Society of British Artists, Mall Galleries, London, UK

2013 Colin Barnes Prize for fashion illustrations, Central Saint Martins College London, UK

2013 Sally Woodward Award , Central Saint Martins College London, UK 2012 Collective exhibition ‘Apocalipse Now’ , Marzia Frozen Gallery Berlin, Germany

2011 Second prize winner in the Illustration competition for Gieves&Hawkes, London, UK

2011 Collective exhibition , Collective exhibition, Open Open Gallery, London, UK

2011 Collective exhibition , ADEL Gallery, Menebres, France 2011 Collective exhibition , ADEL Gallery, Lion, France

2011 Collective exhibition ‘Facing East’ ,Sutcliffe Galleries, Harrogate, UK 2010 Collective exhibition, Glasgow Art Fair, Oc-Eo Gallery Glasgow, UK 2010 Solo exhibition, Pharmacy of Art Gallery, Warsaw, Poland

2008 Participation in fashion competition ‘Provocations’ Lublin, Poland

2009 Group exhibition, Aula Gallery, Academy of Fine Arts, Warsaw, Poland 2007 Group exhibition at BWA Sanok, Poland

2007 Visual structure, Dzialan Gallery Warsaw, Poland

2006 Distinction in the National Fashion Competition, ‘Heyah’ Cracow, Poland

2005 Group exhibition ‘Searching for shape of the beauty’ Golcza, Poland 2007 Group exhibition at BWA, Sanok, Poland