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Hanna Klopotowska is a graduate of both the Faculty of Graphics and Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź as well as Nottingham Trent University in the UK, where she received her Executive M.B.A.
Klopotowska’s artworks are primarily composed of pop-art inspired female portraits and face close-ups. These show an idealized version of the contemporary woman, deftly performing a sophisticated study of a 21st century female archetype. While on the surface, the artist seems to paint only beautiful faces, underneath lies an insight into a woman’s psyche and the various moods, expectations, worries, and fears she faces in today’s day and age.
Klopotowska uses various techniques including oil, acrylic, pastel, in addition to her white charcoal and pencil drawings. Her real hallmark, however, is her use of electrifying colors and colored chiaroscuro that juxtaposes cold and warm tones. The Polish tradition of colorism is one of her creative inspirations, in particular the achievements of artists for whom color was not only a painting material, but also a subject of the art itself.
As we discover more historical biographies of female artists long kept in the shadow of the male counterparts of their times, the cultural dialogue is shifting its attention toward the artistic creativity of women and their representation of art. Klopotowska’s large-format artworks play a major role in this trend as she depicts extraordinary women entering into bold relationships with the world.
“Communing with the painterly reality opens the sensitivity and understanding of the world of emotions, which is cleansing and edifying–not only for the creator, but also for the viewer. I believe in the attractive power of visual positive messages. By taking care of the form and using pure, vivid colors, I want to strengthen this message and charm the soul. The passion to create gives me a feeling of happiness and builds the space in which I live. This is what I want to share as widely as possible.” / Hanna Klopotowska