1-18 November 2018
Opening Night 1 November 2018, 6pm-9pm
The Muse Gallery
269 Portobello Road
W11 1LR London
‘Closing your eyes isn’t going to change anything. Nothing is going to disappear just because you can’t see what’s going on’
This exhibition is of paintings that explore the essence of impermanence; beauty that’s not obvious, moments hidden in shadows and the remnants of past experiences.
Those now absent people and places; a happiness to have witnessed them, with the sadness they’re gone.
Małgorzata (Gosia) Łapsa-Malawska is a London based Polish born artist. She has travelled extensively across South America and Asia; her practice is rooted in the ‘Young Poland Movement’ and informed by the simplicity and subtlety at the core of Japanese aesthetics.
Her ideas evolve from following the brush, wherever it may lead her; her memories emerge from within the abstractions created – discovered. Figures are reduced to silhouettes and shadows through a pared down palette, fading from Payne’s grey to white; a conscience disappearing onto the horizon.
The work explores the idea of mergence with something ultimately universal – collective.