Originally from Poland, but based in Canada since an early age, Gosia presents at Dorothy Circus Gallery London her first European solo show, The Windows of the Soul.
The title, inspired by the old proverb "the eyes are the windows of the soul," reflects the artist's interest in the duality of one's personality – one visible to everyone, the other vast and deep into one’s consciousness both entwined by a mystical spark. Her art is rooted in a need to process the world, society and life’s experiences. Her creative process strives to filter out the dark, the scary and the ugly in search of innocence, beauty and spirituality. The result of which are otherworldly characters poetically personifying her deep inner emotions. At first glance, these figures appear still, but their gentle expressions, graceful gestures and haunting gazes reveal a storm of inward contemplation. She uses various visual symbols as metaphors to further reveal their inner turmoil, thoughts or reverie. Their striking and resonating quality lies in capturing moments normally expressed in private, yet she freezes them and allows us take as long and close a look as we want. Inanimate objects become intimate as we see ourselves reflected in them. Gosia's elegant, delicate yet eerie sculptures mark her career as a memorable return to her home country, Europe, while being a vivid statement of the artist's research into what connects us with the veil that separates us from the spirit realms.