BEATA FERTAŁA – HARLENDER

2018 | 2017 ]

Painter, stage designer, teacher. Born in Poznań. Studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław in the painting and drawing studio under the supervision of prof. Konrad Jarodzki. Graduated in painting in 1996. In 2016 she completed her PhD in Fine Arts at the Faculty of Painting and Sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław. From 2007 the teacher in drawing, painting and the basics of stage design. From 2016 the dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Art in the field of interior architecture at the University of Humanities in Wrocław. She has realized 32 individual exhibitions and 35 group exhibitions in Poland and abroad, including the Czech Republic, Germany, Romania, Portugal and Spain, Greece and Italy.

ARTIST STATEMENT

For me as a painter, a conscious and leading inspiration is experience in stage design. Influenced by both the canonical elements of the theater and the technikal means of scenography, I dealt in my work with such issues as: the space of the image, the composability of geometric forms, the construction of a painting structure and texture, light and transparency. In my paintings, I dig deep into the matter, penetrate the structure of the canvas, giving a place for reflection and metaphor. My paintings literally “reach the wall” engaging light and shadow at the same time.