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Basel: Pola Dwurnik

February 12, 2015 - April 11, 2015

POLA DWURNIK: Alcina’s Island, Opening: 12.02.2015 at 6:30 pm

Galerie Idea-Fixa is pleased to present the first individual gallery exhibition of Pola Dwurnik in Basel. The exhibition, entitled Alcina’s Island will be comprised of two parts. The first part will focus on Dwurnik’s most recent paintings and drawings on paper, dwelling on a sorceress named Alcina – a fictional character created by Ludovico Ariosto inOrlando Furioso (1516). In Dwurnik’s works, sea monsters, jungle hybrids, tropical birds, tamed predators and animal-like plants surround and serve Alcina, a goddess and the queen of life and death. The second part of the show will provide viewers with an opportunity to see some earlier paintings from Pola Dwurnik‘s prize-winning artbook Girl on Canvas, which will be also available in the gallery.

Pola Dwurnik (born in 1979 in Warsaw, Poland) is a Berlin-based visual artist working mainly with oil painting, various drawing media, and collage. She has been recognized for her large-format realistic, yet very oneiric, oil paintings featuring various female charachters. Dwurnik brought many of them together in her 2013 artbook Girl on Canvas, where they were accompanied by narrative stories and interpretations written by more than thirty authors.

The exhibition at the Galerie Idea-Fixa will mark Pola Dwurnik’s comeback to the city of Basel. In 2004 and 2005, she was an artist-in-residence at the Stiftung Laurenz-Haus. In 2007, Christoph Merian Verlag published the booklet Living in Basel with Dwurnik’s cartoon-like drawings depicting the city and its habitants.

Opening POLA DWURNIK: Alcina’s Island

Galerie Idea Fixa


February 12, 2015
April 11, 2015
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