Gosia: in search of innocence
Gosia is an artist with a lot churning in her soul. 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 to take as long and close a look as we want. Inanimate objects become intimate as we see ourselves reflected in them.
Gosia was born in Poland in 1982, and moved to Canada in 1994. Her background in illustration from Sheridan College, and her early career as a painter have led her to passion for sculpting.
Since fully dedicating herself to this medium in 2013, her sculptural works have been exhibited in galleries across Canada and the U.S. She is currently living and working in Toronto.
Images courtesy of Gosia. Photos by Oscar Mar