Artistellar Gallery is pleased to present In the Dawn, a solo show by Polish artist Monika Marchewka. This is the artist’s first UK solo show and presents her most recent works. The exhibition will run from the 7th of December to the 6th of January excluding Christmas holidays) in our London gallery on 1st Floor, 39 Margaret Street.
Spanning over eight medium to large canvases, Monika Marchewka presents her work as a tale. In The Dawn is an imaginative, poetic title that is also a song written by the British composer Edward Elgar. In Marchewka’s work, this title refers to the elusive moment of being awaken from the state of dreaming. Coming from a film production background, the artist creates painting as if each piece were a component of a movie. “ I choose frames and topics in such a way that if I wanted to make a film based on them, they are a ready-made storyboard.”
Her paintings are figurative but surreal. They are dreamy and magical yet somewhat haunted.Marchewska’s main object in her storytelling technique, naturally reflected in her paintings, is for the viewer to decide which way the story will unfold. The artist culminates on the verge of dreaming and consciousness. 'In "In The Dawn" I wanted to tell a story about a mysterious morning when we don't know if we've already woken up or if we're still dreaming. Is what we are looking at a dream or will it turn into a nightmare. I would like the viewer to decide for himself which way the story will develop.’
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