Gosia: In search of innocence, beauty and spirituality
Inspired by neo-romanticism and fantasy, the sculptures of Toronto-based artist Gosia create a poetic image of youthfulness and naturalness, of fragility and arresting grace. The delicate gestures and contemplative gaze of the female figures she depicts reveal the profound connection to an inner dimension where thoughts and emotions gently collide, overflow or intersect to generate a state of serenity and reverie, yet sometimes revealing confusion and insecurity.
Beyond their motionless appearance and enigmatic silence, the works seem to capture a moment of change, of communion with organic elements, showing these feminine creatures blossom like flowers, becoming one with the ocean, rising to the earth’s surface and shining in the darkness, to finally decay as all ephemeral beings do. Their existence is atemporal, and reminds of man’s brief presence in this world.
Oscillating between life and death, feeling both warm and glacial, corporeal and intangible, they leave a lasting impression on the viewer, making the scary and the grotesque vanish at least for a while, in a touching celebration of innocence and beauty.
Overflow, polymer gypsum and paint, 7 x 8 x 27″, 2016
Into The Ocean, polymer gypsum, 9 x 17 x 43″, 2016
Surface, ceramic and glaze, 21 x 8 x 6″, 2016
Grow, ceramic and paint, 9 x 10 x 22″, 2016
Decay, ceramic and paint, 9 x 10 x 22″, 2016
Evening Glow, polymer clay and polymer gypsum, 12 x 8.5 x 8″, 2013
Images © Gosia