The "Close up" exhibition was the first physical preview for this year's IB1 students, supervised by their tutor Julia Łukasiak.
The day of the eclipse of the sun, young artists presented their work that incorporated the use of light. The group presented a collection of 2D pieces, that were based upon sketches that they created during their online classes, that represented the things they were surrounded by, inspired or enjoyed drawing. The special thing about this exhibition was the fact that the students, due to the quarantine, were forced to create the pieces by themselves, relying only on online consultations with their tutor. The process was not only challenging but also allowed the students to grow as independent artists. Marysia Chechlińska’s work was inspired by an iconostasis and paid homage to her dog. It incorporated a realistic black and white portrait as well as numerous expressive paintings created in bright colors. Maria Drabik’s work focused on portraying humans rather than animals. She created painting that depicted a line, both in a close-up and a wide angle. Meanwhile, Jan Siwicki’s work explored the idea of perspective and the contrast between idealized shapes and everyday objects. The last piece of the exhibition, Hania Skubis’s work, portrayed a mosaic of bodies, created with mixed techniques and on a self-made canvas, depicted human connection.
Even though, the time for the exhibition was limited many guests showed up.
We will see more of the group’s pieces next year, on their final IB Exhibition.