September 24, 2021

Magdalena Borkowska Art

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https://www.singulart.com/en/artist/magdalena-borkowska-3473

I think every artist is special in his own way. What makes him special is his own unique voice which comes from the deeper level of being. In other words what makes me different from other artists is my depth and all the levels within that depth. There lays undiscovered worlds and dimensions with all the stories that want to be told. I was born an artist. I feel an inner compulsion, a constant need to create, it occupies my waking hours. I breathe art and I always seek new ways to express it.

The world of abstract is my home, it is where I live. I find my inspiration in the secret, the mysterious, and the invisible which is hiding in those endless corners behind the personality facade. I dive into the deepest abyss, the hellish, the twisted, the forgotten, the painful, the unknown, the beautiful, the celestial, the good, the pure, the enchanting, and everything that I have not discovered yet, but which is waiting to be seen.

…This is the photo series of botanical
abstracts with flowers, green plants, dust, bubbles, water splash, and scratched
backgrounds. My intention was to merge several components of nature in one
photography and create an abstract artwork. I also used geometric forms and mix round shapes with square shapes…

I see every goal as a story that wants to be told In my photos I represent here, I rely on the language of symbols which I In my photos I represent here, I rely on the language of symbols which I see as a powerful tool to tell stories and to communicate the message. I used watches in several photos as those are a symbol of time which shows us the nature of transience and are also a measure of passing events. Everything passes and nothing stands still, it cannot because life is in constant motion and we move along with it. Nothing stays the same, and that’s where great comfort lies.
Furthermore, I applied cherry trees in full bloom. Its symbolic meaning is hope, beauty, happiness, strength, love, and new beginnings. Hope, strength, and love is what we need right now, but I am quite confident that after this crisis we rise again, we always do. This is the power of mankind; we rebuild and start over. I used birds as well because they are considered as messengers from the spiritual realms. And I believe that we are not alone on this journey, that there are higher forces helping us get through difficulties and transform those to something greater.
Bubbles I one of the photos represent impermanence and the frailty. They also symbolize creation, freedom, sensitivity, subtle world, and dream. The girl in the picture is sitting on a flower surrounded by darkness, but it does not seem to bother her, she knows that bubbles eventually will burst and so will the current situation. In some cases, they represent a soul, a Higher Spirit in ascension, and I believe that we finally ascent too and burst the darkness surrounding us. see as a powerful tool to tell stories and to communicate the message. I used watches in several photos as those are a symbol of time which shows us the nature of transience and are also a measure of passing events. Everything passes and nothing stands still, it cannot because life is in constant motion and we move along with it. Nothing stays the same, and that’s where great comfort lies.

I see every goal as a story that wants to be told In my photos I represent here, I rely on the language of symbols which I In my photos I represent here, I rely on the language of symbols which I see as a powerful tool to tell stories and to communicate the message. I used watches in several photos as those are a symbol of time which shows us the nature of transience and are also a measure of passing events. Everything passes and nothing stands still, it cannot because life is in a constant motion and we move along with it. Nothing stays the same, and that’s where great comfort lies.


Furthermore, I applicated cherry tree in full bloom. Its symbolic meaning is hope, beauty, happiness, strength, love and new beginnings. Hope, strength and love is what we need right now, but I am quite confident that after this crisis we rise again, we always do. This is the power of mankind; we rebuild and start over. I used birds as well because they are considered as messengers from the spiritual realms. And I believe that we are not alone on this journey, that there are higher forces helping us get through difficulties and transform those to something greater.

Bubbles I one of the photos represent impermanence and the frailty. They also symbolize creation, freedom, sensitivity, subtle world, and dream. The girl in the picture is sitting on a flower surrounded by darkness, but it does not seem to bother her, she knows that bubbles eventually will burst and so will the current situation. In some cases, they represent a soul, a Higher Spirit in ascension, and I believe that we finally ascent too and burst the darkness surrounding us. see as a powerful tool to tell stories and to communicate the message. I used watches in several photos as those are a symbol of time which shows us the nature of transience and are also a measure of passing events. Everything passes and nothing stands still, it cannot because life is in constant motion and we move along with it. Nothing stays the same, and that’s where great comfort lies.

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All artworks by Magdalena Borkowska.

IMAGINE. I believe that animals are one of the greatest gifts that life has given us. They are pure, genuine, beautiful in their essence. They don’t have a need to lie, betray, abuse, steal and pretend to be someone they are not. They are true and they always remain true. I believe that their presence I our lives and their unconditional love for us facilitate our own enlightenment and teach us what that love really means if we can take advantage of that love. Imagine what a wonderful world we would have if we could live in harmony with nature and were more like animals, true to ourselves and each other. This series of paintings is all about that, animals, nature and us in it. “Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” –Anatole France „If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans.James Herriot

EMBRACING THE WHOLENESS. This series of paintings is very dear to me and close to my heart. It is about the whole journey we sometimes must make round our inner landscape in order to discover, understand, find and to heal ourselves. The journey that take us on a walk through our deepest abyss, memories and starry nights. That force us to dive into the forgotten, twisted and mysterious places we have to face. But it is also about all the beauty, joy, love maze, summery skies and feelings that travel inside our world. This series is about such a discovery. I’ve translated everything into pictures and colors to tell the story. The story of embracing the wholeness, embracing the whole self.

EXPERIMENT. The thought behind this series of paintings was an idea to paint something different than I did before and I wanted to explore a new ground. I experimented and played with mixed media. I created a structure in some paintings, in some I let the feelings take the lead and let the paints go mad on canvas. I see beauty in simplicity so sometimes I just painted something simple and graphic. The whole series turned out to be a big surprise with both explosion of paints, feelings, the richness of darkness and delightful note of simplicity. This series is not cohesive, there is no common theme.

GARDEN OF LOVE. I created this series of paintings with only one thing in mind…Love. That kind of love which makes your eyes sparkle and fills every corner in your heart with magic. Which sees only the sweetness and treasures within you. That love which gently embrace you and makes you do all the crazy and wonderful things you didn’t know you could do. Not to mention the happiness you feel and that you shine so beautifully. Love in a relationship or self-love, it doesn’t matter. I wanted to dive in, taste and dance with that love in my working room. I wanted to feel it and make all that crazy things with paints on the canvas I didn’t know I could do. I wanted to let it flow being happy to watch how paints were transforming into patterns and merging with each other in beautiful color combinations. I threw myself toward this new relationship with open mind and arms, and because this technic was nothing I did before all I could do was to let go of control and watch how magic happens.

PORTRAITS. Abstract art is my home and it is here I live. I love to paint and explore all those invisible, mysterious worlds and tell its stories. Even though abstracts are my biggest passion I also love to paint portraits. In my abstract paintings the stories are only existing in my own world but by painting other people I am given the opportunity to tell someone else’s story through my brush strokes. It is fascinating for me that everyone and each of us has its own tale to paint and the secret rooms to discover. The whole series is like a walk through different landscapes, moods and memories. Every experience, wish, desire, yearning or sorrow are caught in this one moment in life on canvas. Or like Maggi Hambling said: Every portrait is a bit like a love affair”

THE BEGINNING. This is how my artistic journey began, from my first painting to creating the whole series. Those paintings bring always a feeling of nostalgia every time I look at them and make my heart warm. Through them I learned how to connect with my inner self, how to let the subconscious mind take the lead and transfer everything on canvas. Always looking for treasures and hidden truth about my life and creativity. Many of them are already sold. Here are those which are left and some has never been exhibited.

PHANTASMAGORIA. Phantasmagoria is a series of drawing that tells about the world where the boundary between reality and fantasy is blurred, where dream mixes with what is. It enters the realm of great magic and mysticism, where everything is possible or maybe nothing is. Eternal unknown, illusions, and even deception lurking in all places where you can’t see. Shapes of thoughts that you can’t imagine wandering between not knowing what the truth is and what isn’t. If you are not careful, you can be enchanted and seduced, as by a beautiful mermaid’s song and drawn into the abyss.

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