My work reflects my attraction to wide-open spaces, and the transitional variations of layered colour found stacked within these large expanses. The paintings are inspired by the natural world - its beauty and its cruelty. Its paradoxes and its contrasts.
I paint everything I can find. My language is a time-intensive process of putting down thin layers of paint over a textural surface. I organize, disrupt and balance the forms with subdued color, distilling my encounters into visual experiences.
I begin each composition with a small study on paper; at this stage, my intuitive spontaneity is key. When my process leads me to a finished study, I record in my notebook the color recipes, the development of the color application, and the measurements for each change in the composition. The final painting then takes on a different course of ordered and conscious specificity, in an attempt to capture what was found in the study, completing a process that is directed by chance and intention.
It's all connected to emotions, experience. I observe the world around me, and I realized it on canvas.
Albertyna Kacalak was born in Lodz, Poland in 1988.
Graduated with distinction from the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wroclaw (main field of study: Painting) and received her Masters in Fine Arts in 2012.
As a parallel with her work as a painter, Albertyna is a teaching assistant working as a PhD student at the same Academy, in the atelier of painting of prof. Zdzislaw Nitka and multimedia atelier of prof. Pawel Jarodzki. On 26.01.2017 r. Master of Arts Albertyna Kacalak received the degree of Doctor of Fine Arts, in the discipline of fine arts.
Her works can be found in private collections in Canada, Czech Republic, Austria, Malta, Germany and Poland.
Albertyna’s paintings are represented by AKucharskiArt Kunst & Personlichkeit in Hamburg.
She lives in Wroclaw since 2007.
Selection of Individual exhibitions
Selection of collective exhibitions