Karolina Jabłońska

BORN 1991, Niedomice

A graduate of the Painting Faculty of the Academy of Fine Art in Krakow, her artistic critique extends the formal premises of neo-expressionism, mainly through a vivid palette, deformation, and dynamic compositions. One of Jabłońska’s characteristic motifs is the self-portrait – the artist herself appears, caked in mud, missing a tooth, holding a lemon or a murderous-looking housecat. The artist enjoys using mythological motifs and reinterpretations of classic compositions, yet the main theme of the artist’s work is violent emotions. The protagonists of these pictures laugh until they burst, stare deep in your eyes, or look about to pummel you unconscious.
The artist is a co-founder of Krakow’s Potencja Gallery, which she has created with Tomasz Kręcicki and Cyryl Polaczek.
  

Fighting Girls
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Karolina Jabłońska

Fighting Girls

2016 / oil, canvas / 130 x 150 cm / no. 0167 Creative CommonsCreative CommonsCreative Commons Licence 3.0 1/ 2 Wróć
Description

The motif of fighting and aggression frequently recurs in the pictures of Karolina Jabłońska. In her compositional solutions, deformation enhances the expression and dynamics of the depictions. The victims are most often shown as under attack by a tangle of hands, roots of trees appearing from nowhere, or gigantic worms. The artist herself says that fierce emotions are a pretext for creating a picture. The seriousness of the topic clashes with the colours chosen – intense yellows, a whitish magenta, and warm greys. The painter’s palette plays with our colour associations – it gives us the impression that the girls are less fighting than horsing around.

Eyes
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Karolina Jabłońska

Eyes

2017 / oil, canvas / 160 x 190 cm / no. 0168 Creative CommonsCreative CommonsCreative Commons Licence 3.0 2/ 2 Wróć
Description

As the artist says, it is preferable to work in series. With every new canvas that returns to the same motif – the eyes, the gaze, and the fact of being observed – the artist borrows various formal strategies. She manipulates the scale of the objects, the composition, and the observer’s perspective.
In Eyes, the viewer is caught by the picture – there is a third pair of eyes involved here. The composition suggests that there is an observer of whom the other two figures are oblivious. This is a claustrophobic depiction in which the artist attempts to capture the power of eye contact and break through the confrontational nature of the picture’s oneiric atmosphere. The artist has confessed that the palette composition was inspired by the look of David Lynch’s films.
 

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