Kasia Muzyka

kasia

,

Kasia Muzyka

About the Artist

Kasia is a Polish-American artist creating intuitive, abstract artwork. After growing up in Poland, Kasia lived in London, United Kingdom before moving to Minneapolis, Minnesota where she currently resides. Traveling is a vital part of Kasia’s life, and her travels have profoundly impacted the acrylic paintings she creates today. Instead of taking photos from each place she visits, Kasia collects water from around the world to use in her paintings. Believing that water holds memory, Kasia begins her creative process by pouring water onto canvas to create a starting point in which she can begin her work.

Kasia’s artwork aims to take the viewer beyond the ordinary in an individual transformative experience. Her influence includes mysticism and in-depth exploration of human nature, while also including elements of transcendental philosophy and modern-day alchemy. Kasia considers her work to be an expression of femininity, through which she creates a space for others to connect with their feminine side.

Since childhood, Kasia has explored an intrinsic urge to create. Moving through dance, singing, and music schools with countless hours of practice she started to feel a sense of lost expression that called to her to be transformed into visual art. Kasia’s energy to paint came later in her life, almost from a different language within her. She felt like this expression was imprisoned in her for many years, waiting for a catalyst to set it free. Her first art works evoked such emotion that only then she began to understand the true artistic expression within. Now, Kasia is a painter and creator of the Call2LoveArt movement – a clothing line of wearable art for women around the world. Kasia’s work is available to see in virtual art exhibitions at M.A.D.S Digital Gallery.

About Artist’s Work:

Art for me is about abstracting yourself on the canvas. Through this abstraction the artist and the viewer can connect with the parts of themselves that he/she did not know exist. Thus, the artist and the viewer are both given a chance to get to know themselves outside of their set beliefs. Through my art, I am able to connect to the deepest part of who I am. This connection goes beyond what we think we know about ourselves. My art is an invitation to the world of fantasy and imagination, but also the illusion of how we think the world is. In reality, our perceptions create our experiences. I believe that we live with filters through which we perceive our reality. When you look at my art you will perceive a certain interpretation of your own reality. This perception answers the call to that which exists at the core of your being, and therefore is in connection with everything else that exists.

I am fascinated by the energetic statement of the moment, especially in those rare experiences of grace which I translate and develop on the canvas. I believe that energy never lies. I can sense the energy coming to me via the intuitive impression of the world. By channelling and imprinting this energy on a canvas, I experience the truth of the moment, which allows me to make the energy tangible for the viewer. This “felt reality” is evident in all my artwork and the way I create.

Prior to creating a work of art, I feel an energetic impulse and a calling to create. Once I enter a space of receiving that allows me to connect with this calling on a deeper level, I can become the vessel in which I create my work.

Elyse Jokenin

Elyse Jokenin

About the Artist

Elyse’ Jokinen is a collage artist that began refining her work two decades ago with nothing but magazines, scissors and glue. Elyse’ considers herself a forever student and is always enrolled in a class or experimenting with a new technique. She enjoys being a part of her local art community as well as being connected online. Her work has been featured with PxP Contemporary, Visionary Art Collective and numerous other online outlets. Elyse’ currently lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with her husband, two wild boys and sweet pup Finn.

Artist Statement

As the busyness of life swirls around you, it’s easy to get sucked into a mundane routine. In ‘Made of Stars,’ the analog collage series, I work to pull you back to the incredible beauty of our existence. I start by splashing paint and collecting images. Then I alter each piece and intuitively arrange. Once the clippings find their perfect coordinates on the page, they’re glued by hand as I sway to my beloved classic rock playlist. This collection reminds us that there’s magic around every corner when you seek to find it.

Carson Kowr

Carson Kowr

Artist Bio

My name is Carson Kowar Bradbury. I am 26 years old and I became a full time artist 2 years ago. From the time I could walk, I was drawing. I learned how to sitting on my grandpas lap at his farm in North Carolina. Fast forward, I turned a hobby into a career attending NC State University and majoring in Art + Design. From NC State, I went on to work for Under Armour as a Print and Pattern designer for 3 years. It was their that I decided I wanted to become a full time artist, and I quit my corporate job to follow my passion and travel the country.

Artist Statement

For me, artwork is a gift of emotion and feeling. I create artwork that amplifies what I am passionate about- in a way words cannot. I create realistic portraits using charcoal pencils and pastels. Working in black and white creates high contrast and bold imagery, amplifying the expression and emotion of someones face in a very distinct and impactful way. It is through charcoal drawings that I am able to tell someones story – be it my own or someone else’s. And, each story is can be filled with passion, joy, love, grief, history, and hope.

What does “Gaze” mean to you & how do you connect it to your work?

‘Gaze” represents a direction in which we are looking, and there are times in life when we need to adjust our gaze. This piece of artwork, titled ‘Noelle’, symbolizes a shift in direction – a new way of seeing.

‘Noelle’ was originally a commissioned portrait of a clients daughter. The girl in the portrait, Noelle, has a white mother and a black father. Noelle noticed she didn’t have the same blonde hair her mom, and so Noelle’s mom had me create this piece to show her daughter that makes her uniques is what makes her beautiful.
As a white woman, I have spent a lot of time this past year trying to image life in a black woman or mixed woman’s shoes. How a black woman feels when someone looks at her. How people treat her. How society sees her (or doesn’t see her). This drawing of Noelle symbolizes a call to shift how people view black woman and black culture. It is a call to shift our societies gaze to a new definition of beauty, equality and racial justice.