Shapes dressed in feelings, feelings dressed in shapes – these are reflective expressions that characterize the work of Natalia Joanna Bieganska. Since childhood, Natalia’s infatuation with creating something out of nothing captivated her attention more than any other subject, eventually leading to a degree from the Academy of Fine Arts in Lodz. Her dual success in fashion and the creative arts that soon followed afforded Natalia the experience to live and work in over 20 countries, allowing this broad and ever changing life perspective to mold her artistic output and development.
Recently moving back to Poland, Natalia’s works have increasingly adopted a feminist undertone and placed a focus on the woman’s body – making a bold statement against the ruling party’s efforts to strip away women’s rights and freedom of choice.
Bieganska’s latest technique uses ink and acrylic or oil paint on linen. Her works are often abstractions of human embodiment, landscapes or visual interpretations of her favorite poetry and literature. And it is through these most cherished literary works that Bieganska finds one of the ultimate sources of inspiration – a way to peel back this mastery of prose and translate these intimately experienced emotions through her work.
She counts Matisse, Miró, Picabia, O’Keeffe, Kandinsky, Strzeminski and Hollowell as her main influences. Natalia lives life as a self proclaimed vagabond, and it is in these moments of freely traveling through the world and life that she is at her creative best.