"I paint because it is an inner compulsion, a constant need and never-ending adventure of exploring the self and the creativity. This is what drives me. I paint because through painting I can literary turn the inside out and expose myself.I am fascinated by everything that is abstract, hidden, secre...
"I paint because it is an inner compulsion, a constant need and never-ending adventure of exploring the self and the creativity. This is what drives me. I paint because through painting I can literary turn the inside out and expose myself.
I am fascinated by everything that is abstract, hidden, secret, mysterious, surreal and invisible as I am by the subconscious mind and all the dimensions within us. But I am also fascinated by animals and our incredible nature with all the colors it offers. I see every painting as a story that wants to be told, that is why every painting is a process that the conscious mind doesn’t have much power to affect. The head doesn’t run the show. Every painting is a surprise, an untold tale until it is done. I feel at home in the world of abstract, here is where I live. The beauty of the world of matter gives me what I need, and my challenge is to bring those two realities together.
I always seek for what is beautiful, for what feels like magic, a lovely poetry or a soothing sound of nature and this is what I want to express in my paintings. I believe that beauty is like a cricket’s song which touches the soul and fills it with a little bit of heaven.
In photography I discovered the whole new world and the new way of expressing myself. Taking pictures opened my eyes for details around me I that I did not noticed before and it helped me to expand my creativity. I like to photograph close to the object because it gives sense of intimacy. Then I strive to create surreal effects by manipulating photos and working with layers.
My teacher ones told me when he looked at my paintings:
-You have too many stiles, it’s too many of you. You have to choose one and stick to it!
And I answered:
-No, you stick to one and I WILL BE ALL I AM!
Magdalena Borkowska was born and raised in Warsaw, Poland. Currently living in Stockholm, Sweden.The whole adventure with art began one beautiful, gray and cloudy autumn day when she was a teenager. As she was walking down the streets in Warsaw one painting hanging in the art gallery window caught h...
Magdalena Borkowska was born and raised in Warsaw, Poland. Currently living in Stockholm, Sweden.
The whole adventure with art began one beautiful, gray and cloudy autumn day when she was a teenager. As she was walking down the streets in Warsaw one painting hanging in the art gallery window caught her attention. The painting affected her real strongly and she understood that art would be her life long lasting love and passion. In abstract art she found her home and the right way to express her imaginary spheres. This home is full of life, bright colors and openness to explore the unknown. Her curiosity and hunger for new experiences drives her to discover and experiment with different media, styles, tools and techniques but oil will always be her primary choice. Even though abstracts are her world it does not prevent her from exploring and painting portraits and animals. In this case she also uses her unique style of expression where this unrealistic sphere is always alive in the back of her mind.
1997 she went back to Warsaw to study at Academy of Fine Art and 1998 she studied under the supervision of an adjunct professor Wlodzimierz Szymanski at the Academy.
During the years she educated herself and took several courses in psychological subjects to understand the human mind and to explore mystery that lives within. In this period art was more as a hobby but the memory of the painting in the gallery window was still alive. It wasn’t until 2010 when she chose to totally focus on art. After that decision, she has had several successful exhibitions both solo and group exhibitions behind her. Her work is included in several private collections throughout the country and outside. She also studied photography, digital art, aesthetic communication and graphic illustration to expand her knowledge and to find new trails to hike.