Lot 224 - Gosia Łapsa-Malawska - Your Forest
Acrylic and Marker on paper
Signed on Verso
This auction is raising proceeds for The Hepatitis C Trust
Gosia Lapsa-Malawska is a Polish born artist based in London. With extensive travels across South America & Asia, Gosia’s practices are firmly rooted in the ‘Young Polish movement’ and are informed by the simplicity and subtlety at the core of Japanese aesthetics. Graduating as Master of Arts (Lithography) in 2007 – Krakow, Poland, Gosia’s works have exhibited across the globe, including – Royal Academy of Arts, Scottish Royal Academy, The Muse Gallery, POSK Gallery – London & Takamatsu Castle – Japan, amongst others. She manages her time as an Artist, Creative Director – Purling, and Curator – The Muse Gallery in London.
MA Lithography, Krakow, Poland, 2007
Urban Loneliness, solo show, The Muse Gallery, London, 2014
[YOUR] Forest, solo show, The Muse Gallery, London, 2016
Royal Academy Summer Show 2016,
Scottish Real Academy 2017,
Wa no Contemporary 2017, Takamatsu Castle, Japan
100 Views of…solo show, The Muse Gallery, London, 2022,
Wa no Contemporary 2022, Takamatsu Castle, Japan
The Muse Gallery, London
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
Loosely based on the principle of ideas following the brush wherever it leads, fragments of memories are condensed into semi abstract landscapes, with figures reduced to silhouettes and shadows. Using a pared down palette fading from Payne’s grey to white allow the artist’s conscience to disappear into the horizon while at the same time conjuring a universal subconscious.
The fleetingness of time, the inevitability of transience, are encapsulated in textures and marks; these may even be further reduced by keeping the process of stretching the canvas till last as a final homage to the beauty that lies in imperfection and deterioration.
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