Dorota Borowska

Dorota Borowska, visual artist, lives and works in Warsaw.

Graduated from the Faculty of Painting of the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk in 2008 and received her PhD degree in 2013 for her thesis ‘How the invisible constitutes the visible’

Her dissertation is an analysis of the composition of ‘The Arnolfini Portrait’ by Jan van Eyck’s and focuses on geometry in painting as a metaphor of the ‘light of knowledge’.

The artist continues her interests in her works, where she explores simultaneously the light and colour, often using fluorescent or luminescent paints.

She exhibits in Poland and abroad. She was awarded the Scholarship of the President of the City of Gdańsk, The Scholarship of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage in Poland, Hestia Award “For the heart and the talent” and The Cultural Scholarship of the City of Gdańsk.

“What concerns me in painting? What’s my thing?

We usually think about a painting as something that is still. But changeability is its inherent trait. A painting depends on the conditions that surround it, on light, but also on my condition or on my action. It is not certain what I will see. That’s human nature, because the reality isn’t apparent or its obviousness lasts for a certain time.  

I like to know that when I look at a painting it doesn’t mean I can see all that is there, because there’s the possibility of change and I can see it only when conditions will change, i.e. light. So images in one painting coexist on parallel planes, but it’s impossible to see them at the same time.”

MURAL – 2017 – GATE art zone