“Three colours” by Justyna Kabala


The “Si:said” gallery presents an exhibition “Three colours” by Polish artists Justyna Kabala on 20th of June at 4 pm.

At the exhibition at “si:said” gallery will be shown works created over the past two years. As part of the cycle, artist created a series of abstract paintings referring to primary colors in oil and acrylic technique, painted both in the studio and outdoors. Works are a reflection of formal searches within structures, different compositions, change of saturation, shade and brightness of color.

The project refers to the primary colors. Yellow, red, blue – the atoms of painting – thanks to which the artist try to return to the sources. In the created works her own experiences are mixed with the folk threads and the heritage of the avant-garde. Referring the issue of primary colors to her personal emotions, she had focused on the possibilities of formal solutions of the artistic problem. Part of the work Justyna Kabala created in the outdoors, on a plot in Czersk, near Warsaw, where her grandparents lived. Working in Czersk, where she spent her childhood vacation, artist would like to return to the sources.

Primary colors – minimal color combinations, when combined, allow to obtain any color from a given range, are the metaphor for return to the simplest and most important things. In work, artist presents them, mostly, in their original state, unmixed. One of the inspirations for the project was the Neoplastic Room, designed by Władysław Strzemiński.

Justyna Kabala (b.1981) is Polish artist specializing in painting, collage, installation. Lives and works in Warsaw.
In 2017 she received a PhD degree at the Institute of Fine Arts, Department of Education and Arts at Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce. In 2017 she was awarded the scholarship from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage for the painting cycle Three Colours, referring to the researches on primary colours. She is also laureate of the prestigious scholarship of the Minister of Science and Higher Education for the outstanding achievements for doctorates.

In the years 2001 – 2006 she studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, where she completed her master’s diploma titled Inter-action. She is a laureate of scholarship of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage for the academic year 2004 / 2005. During her studies she received also a few awards at Warsaw Graphics contest. In 2006 she got the Golden Laurel Branch of the Artistic Agency 3A for her diploma work.

She has taken part in over 50 of individual and group exhibitions in Poland, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Spain, Lithuania and Belgium.

Currently, she works, among others, at the Higher School of Applied Informatics and Management in Warsaw, where she leads classes in the field of visual activities and structures, as well as, graphic design.

The exhibition runs until 3rd of August.
The project was partly realized thanks to the scholarship of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage.