December 7, 2018 – January 1, 2019
Friday, December 7, 2018
HERE TO STAY
Karolina Tumilowicz is an artist from Tucson, Arizona who is currently living and working in Northern New Hampshire. Originally from a suburb of New York City, Tumilowicz arrived to the desert in the early 2000’s where she proceeded to obtain her Bachelor’s in Fine Arts with a focus in Painting and Drawing from the University of Arizona.
Working predominantly with acrylics, inks, and pastels, Karolina focuses on the notions of time and perception through acts of concealment and mark-based language strown throughout her abstracted works. Her works are a nod to an instance in time, place, or state of being once perceived by the artist.
Karolina has exhibited her work throughout Tucson and continues to develop her practice of both painting and drawing in her studio located in her home in Wentworth, New Hampshire.
Karonlina’s paintings and drawings intend to create a sense of movement and time throughout a layered field of colorful play. Each painting is expressive in nature, marks carrying an unspoken language, each movement generating the next. Line work intermingled amongst shapes creates a layered map, leading the viewer through a created environment.
Each mark is a reaction to the previous- some movements are careful and studied while others are a result of unplanned gesture. Aesthetically, Karolina aims to incorporate an amalgamation of organic and inorganic structures, further speaking to the concept of planned and unintentional mark making existing simultaneously.
By using these two opposing ideas, she aims to instill a sense of time within the paintings, leading the viewer through moments of quickened gaze versus more intent studying. Rushed components create sweeping notions while slow movements may be read as calming or serene.
Components of line and color intermingle to produce an intensely layered environment of depth, creating contrasting moments of push and pull. Ideas of concealment through layering further allude to both an absence and presence of time and space. These absences and voids simultaneously speak to moments of melancholy and angst experienced by Karolina when creating, directly tying to her illustrative drawings sporadically incorporated within her paintings.