Izabela Oldak

born in 1982, she is from Poland, She has studied at Faculty, Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań, Poland and Trent University in Nottingham, Great Britain (2007), and has an M.F.A. in Research & Practice in Art, from the Dutch Art Institute, ArtEZ, Enschede, Netherlands (2010).

Izabela has had numerous solo and group exhibitions in Poland, Philippines Greece, Netherlands, Estonia, Serbia, Lithuania, Slovenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Hungary and the U.S.A.

She has secured Awards, Grants, Scholarships in the visual arts from Poland and Great Britan. She has participated in residencies in Spain, Estonia, Serbia and the Netherlands, and has conducted various workshops in art and craft. She is also a notable curator.

Her works are in public and private collection in various countries.

    In my art I combine craftsmanship with conceptual and spiritual aspects. I am trying to find the legacy of mythology, folklore, tradition and old beliefs. I am getting back to the roots, when human life was connected to the natural environment and when the arts were considered spiritual, magical, a secret language used in many rituals and rites. I make my artworks manually, with the preciseness of a craftsman, because I think that these skills are important and are coming from mankind’s talent. I use a lot of symbolical and conceptual aspects, because the brain is an enormous force and I like to challenge it. I refer to mythology, legends and folklore, because I see it as the most incredible set of knowledge which indicate universal truths, behaviourism and spirituality.

Top : ‘The Union of Elements’ - 20” x 20” - acrylic on canvas
Down: ‘The Awakening of Kunalini’ - 20” x 20” - acrylic on canvas