The exhibition aims are to explore and celebrate nature around us and to celebrate human moods and our internal world of imagination. Maryla is fascinated by trees, in particularly being between trees, the most amazing structures in the world. One feels and senses their power and almost timeless supremacy. Some of the artworks on show are created as a way of escaping from time to time into our own world full of light, colours and remarkable shapes.
Maryla is also intrigued by how the light changes throughout the day. It alters our perception of the world around us and the colours and shapes we experience. The shapes of trees in the changing seasons, sunsets, sunrises and water, all provide wonderful subjects to observe. Maryla uses these shapes and translates them either onto canvas, photographic or digital media.
Maryla takes photographs to remind herself how wonderfully and astonishingly diverse the world is and how important it is to celebrate the details of each object and each individual one comes across. She often likes to experiment with the images created, by using digital manipulation, therefore blurring the border between painting and photography. She mainly uses pastels and gouaches to paint. For her digital images, she takes part of a painted picture and combines it with her photographs to create a ‘digital collage’ as she names them.
This exhibition can be divided in to four sections although these are tightly interwoven:
Inside and Outside e.g. see: Natural Structure, It Might Be Me It Might Be You
Changing Moods e.g. see: The Road in the Forest, Everywhere We Go Is Music, Shadow.
Being Between the Trees e.g. see: Oak Tree at Night, in the Morning and in the Winter.
Living in my Own World e.g. see: Dance, Microcosms, Tree of Life, Nest.
Maryla Podarewska – Jakubowski is a Visual Artist and Architect. She graduated with an
MA in Architecture from Warsaw Technical University. She moved to England in 1972 and since then has worked as an architect on various commercial and social architectural projects in England, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland and Poland.
Maryla has taken part in various exhibitions in London and internationally. Her works are held in private collections in England, Poland, Denmark and France.