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AGNIESZKA KOTARSKA

Agnieszka Kotarska is a talented artist with a deep love and appreciation for nature. Born in 1984 in Poland, she developed a passion for drawing and painting at an early age. Surrounded by natural enviroment, which played a significant role in shaping her creative instincts. She went on to study Hispanic Philology in Łódź, and eventually moved to Spain, where she currently resides and works.

 

Despite being primarily self-taught, Kotarska has recently studied under the renowned artist Emanuele Dascanio, which has greatly influenced her  technique. She primarily works with graphite and charcoal, which have become her main mediums. Kotarska’s artwork is a blend of figurative realism, symbolism, mystery and fantasy. She is drawn to themes of metaphysics, spirituality, transcendence, and inner freedom, which have been a part of her life since childhood.

 

As part of her daily routine, Kotarska practices introspection and meditation, which helps her connect with her inner world and understand the interconnectedness of humanity. Her passion for travel has also allowed her to explore different cultures and continents. During her travels, she has undertaken spiritual retreats in several Eastern countries, always carrying pencil and paper with her to capture her experiences through her art.

 

Agnieszka Kotarska believes that human beings must discover their infinite potential to connect with their inner world and understand that despite external differences, we are all one. Her artwork reflects this belief, and she uses her creativity to inspire and provoke thought in her viewers. Her work has been featured in various art books and magazines and exhibited in international galleries and museums.

 

 

In 2022, Kotarska’s talent was recognized when she won the FWSD Award at ARC Salon, Best Drawing in PleinAir Salon and was a finalist in ModPortrait and ARC Salon. Her artwork "Internal Potential" was launched in the Lunar Codex. With her unique artistic style and deep-rooted passion for nature and spirituality, it is no surprise that Kotarska’s work continues to gain recognition and captivate audiences worldwide.

EXHIBITIONS:

 

            2023

            Barcelona, Spain

           "Mod Portrait" - MEAM

            (European Museum of Modern Art)          

            2023

            New York, US

           "Arc Salon 16th" - SOTHEBY´S gallery

 

            2022

            Barcelona, Spain

            "Tu mejor pintura" - MEAM, (virtual exhibition)

            2019

             Hasselt, Belgium

             SOLUS ART GALLERY

             2018

              Hasselt, Belgium

              SOLUS ART GALLERY

              2018

              Calella, Spain

             "Humet Saula"

               2017

               Calella, Spain

               "Humet Saula"

RECOGNITIONS:

FWSD AWARD WINNER - 16th ARC Salon, 2023

BEST DRAWING WINNER - PleinAir Salon, February 2023

FINALIST - 16th ARC Salon Competition, 2023

SEMI - FINALIST - 16th ARC Salon Competition, 2023

LUNAR CODEX 2023

SEMI - FINALIST - PleinAir Salon annual Competition, 2023

HONORABLE MENTION - Almenara Art Prize 2023

 

MERCEDES SALAZAR AWARD -Almenara Art Prize 2023

 

WINNER 3rd Place- American Art Awards 2023

WINNER 6rd Place - AMERICAN ART AWARDS 2023

 

FINALIST - Stroke of Genious 2023

FINALIST - ModPortrit 2022

PUBLICATIONS:


 

INTERNATIONAL REALISM, 16 ARC Salon 2023

 

THE ALMENARA ART PRIZE 2023 

PleinAir MAGAZINE July 2023

LEONARDO Art Guide, 2023

LEONARDO Art Guide, 2022

 

MOD PORTRAIT Art Catalogue, 2022

 

REALISM TODAY, April 2023

 

MAGZOID MAGAZINE, April 2023

ModPortrait Art Catalogue, 2021

Leonardo Art Guide, 2021

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