Habit 1

Yolanta Gawlik

Year:

2016

Media:

Mixed media textile object: linen, photo transfers, embroidery

Size (cm):

160 x 160 x 2

London 2019
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Other works

Imperfect Beauty

Yolanta Gawlik

Year:

2016

Media:

Installation of 9 Ink on paper drawings (can be displayed in different way)

Size (cm):

110 x 110 x 4

London 2019

Black Bee 2

Yolanta Gawlik

Year:

2016

Media:

oil on canvas

Size (cm):

100 x 100 x 4

London 2019

Biography

I was born in Poland where I studied in the Academy of Art and Design in Lodz, graduating in Graphic Design. Since 1990 I have been living and working in the UK. Whilst working as a freelance graphic designer I continued to paint. I exhibit regularly and experiment with drawing and installation work. Now my art is a full time occupation.

Project

Lately the world of pollinating insects has become a source of great inspiration for me. My focus is on honeybees and the impact human behavior has on their decline. I feel passionately about the subject of bees' preservation.
Installation of 2 large size textile objects in the form of linen monk habits, depicting the bees and humans' relationship with them.
Monks were traditionally the bee keepers in the past. These textile objects include photographic transfers, application and embroidery. The first one shows the world in harmony with bees, and the second one depicts the reasons of the bees' endangerment.
The exhibition also includes an installation of 9 ink drawings of pollinating insects and several oil paintings depicting rare species of bees and moths, drawn from the collection of the Natural History Museum in Jelenia Gora, Poland.

Yolanta Gawlik

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