Welcome to London Online Art Gallery Oil paintings by Gosia Kryk. Oil Paintings for Sale by Artist Gosia Kryk.
If You from UK and want
to see or Buy Gosia Original Oil Paintings, send us a e-mail to arrange
a meeting in London / Hatfield. Paintings for Sale by Artist
You can also visit Art Gallery Kaleidoscope - Kilburn / London
Buy Art / oil paintings directly from the artist.
Gosia will be showing her work at the
Art Fair on 6th-9th of October 2011
Gosia Kryk is based
in London and produces oil paintings. Gosia chose oil paintings as a way
to express herself. Years of designer’s work have strongly influenced
her idea of creation and her oil painting process aims towards a
two-dimensional piece of applied art.
Where did you train? What did training teach
you and what do you wish it had taught you?
I graduated from the State Art Secondary School in Naleczow and the
Gdansk Academy of Fine Arts.
Mainly I was trained in painting during my study. At that time I made an
acquaintance with screen printing, theory of design, visual art and many
more. As result I fell in love with decorative art. Maybe it sounds
strange but the solid ground for painting was built from long lasting,
arduous drawing practice. Both in secondary artistic school and higher
school I was preoccupied with using a pencil. Obviously I have been
painting a lot as well. In many ways it turned out to be beneficial for
me. I believe I gained more confidence in what I am doing and what I am
going to do . Imagination, the sense of the rhythm, the balance and
freedom with using medium to express myself, to create something new ...
it is what I need the most.
All because I consider myself to be a designer .
Equally important is what I want to create and the quality of my
creation. In my case the idea itself has different meaning hidden in the
composition and the marks. The years of study taught me what is the best
way to combine both design and painting to create pieces of art as a
When and where did you first want to do what
Ever since I was very young I have enjoyed painting and drawing however
for the first time I decided to use paintings as main, serious medium
over ten years ago. It happened during my study of design in Gdansk .
One favourite living artist?
Banksy is the one favourite living artist of mine . He is a very clever
guy. I like his ideas, his projects and attitude towards all aspects of
life. By following his work you can not deny he is a very good observer.
In some peculiar way he is both a painter and designer.
One favourite historical artist?
The historical one? …I think Tamara Lempicka. I admire her relentless
attitude in order to achieve whatever she wanted. Boldness and
exuberance for filling her real life and painting .
Quality of her work is worth a mention as well.
Where do you get most of your inspiration
The inspiration comes from experience of art and life itself. If you are
sensitive enough you can always find something evocative, stirring your
mind, stimulating your creativity and imagination. I visit places which
boost my zeal to design and paint. I think generally commune with
something like museums, galleries, exhibitions and so on supply me with
magic power to turn what I see and experience into something of mine.
What is the most interesting / fun job you
Once a friend of mine invited me to take part in plein-air painting. I
knew what it might be like but one thing took me by surprise … a batik.
I enjoyed being involved in that ‘process’. It was a very interesting
and beneficial experience.
Where and what is your studio?
Basically I work on my own . I’ve converted one room of my flat into my
studio. There isn’t much space but it is still a nice place to be in .
Usually I create a big mess during work however I like it. It is a
characteristic feature of my activity. Every nook and cranny is filled
with piles of sketches and drawings, tubes of paint and tools to paint
with. I really do like my small humble place called studio.
How much do you bend your 'vision' to suit the
marketplace - if at all?
I am not a type of ideological warrior nevertheless I do what I like to
do. I mean every now and then new trends have some slight impact on my
work which is actually good. I believe everybody needs some fresh air”
to breath” though in the end it is all my vision. I know it is original
typical style of mine taken from somewhere inside me.
The demanding rules of the market press me to do my job the best as I
can.. that’s all.
At age 18 who most influenced your style?
When I was eighteen I was lucky enough to be a pupil of a very special
art school settled in small tranquil and really beautiful town called
Naleczow which in the past was one of the favourite places of the Polish
artistic society. The atmosphere was just right for my young developing
mind. Surroundings and school was such a magical place to be. I was
under the spell of it so much I suppose it had a big influence over my
taste. I spent a big deal of time in the shelter of school’s library
flicking through artistic books. Now as far as I remember I liked the
work of Paul Klee and Paul Gauguin. I have got to confess I was their
Who would you say buys your work?
The purchase of an art masterpiece is a matter of taste or investment.
If I could choose I would prefer the first option. I believe that as
long as I am not a famous artist people buy my paintings just because
they like them. I noticed my potential customers are the ones who look
for something of good quality, different and special.
Do you have a good work/life balance?
I think I have good balance between work and personal life. I would say
they intersperse each other.
I spend the time on canvas as long as I need and want to. In the course
of a common working day I can find enough time to care about my
children, husband and home. Obviously sometimes I have a lot to do, so
I spend most of the time crammed in my studio in the process. I can’t
complain even though everything in my life has it's time. I know I can
cope perfectly well.
What one word would describe your feeling of
doing your work?
Quest is the one word describing my work.
Insatiable is the one word describing my feelings about it.
If you could be doing anything else what would
It would be photography.
If you could exhibit in any gallery in the
world which would it be?
I can't state it precisely, however I would be one which is in harmony
with my style.
Original oil Paintings for Sale by Artist. Original Oil Paintings.