Born 1985 in Zamość, Kinga Gradowska creates mystical figures and images by laying out rich up-cycled textiles before “painting them by camera lens”. Always inspired by nature her themes surround a supernatural existence of faces that she believes are omnipresent in all dimensions. The polish-born artist sees faces in nature and wants her spectators to dive deeper into their souls and understand their connection to Mother Earth (hence the up-cycled materials).
Her works have unmistakable references to 16th century’s Giuseppe Arcimboldo’s Composite Heads in which he also created faces by using natural resources such as vegetables and fruits.
Gradowska’s art can therefore be described as modern mannerism with some abstract and surrealistic influences all bundled in a photographical scheme.