Agnieszka Kopczyńska-Kardaś

Abstract painter

Agnieszka Kopczyńska-Kardaś is an abstract painter. She comes from a family with medical traditions. She graduated from the Faculty of Graphic Arts and Painting of the College of the Arts in Gdańsk, where her tutors were professor Jerzy Ostrogórski and professor Kiejstut Bereźnicki. After obtaining her diploma in 1993, the artist participated in several individual and collective exhibitions both in Poland and abroad, in England and Germany, among others. Her paintings belong to private and national collections, for example to the National Museum in Gdańsk. One of her principal artistic inspirations is the nature. She creates both traditional paintings as well as assemblages with such materials as wood, metal and paper.

Artistic credo

Artist statement

Nature is what inspires me the most – both the wild and unharnessed one, and the one altered by the human presence. In my abstract landscape paintings, where I encode my own reflections, impressions and longings using colors, textures and synthetic signs, I intend to discover a boundary between what is truly original and what is artificial. This is the reason why the process of observing the nature is so significant to me. Therefore, I return to my favorite spots at different times of day and year to pick up on ongoing changes. This is my way of capturing an ephemeral moment.

(on the left) Agnieszka Kopczyńska-Kardaś, “Space” series, 50 x 70 cm, tempera, 2014