Marta Lipowska, born in 1978, is a Polish painter. Her impressionistic paintings explore themes of the everyday while focusing on the materiality of paint, and engaging in the innately physical process of painting.
Exploration of Paint
Lipowska’s paintings are far more process-oriented than they are thematic. There are, however, many subjects that she explores in her pieces: from figurative depictions of everyday life to verdant landscapes and serene seascapes. The figures in her paintings and even the fragments of her own life that she depicts are merely there to provide the composition for this larger exploration of colour and light.
For Lipowska, the real excitement of painting lies in the process. She uses oil on canvas in order to express and explore the subtle changes of atmosphere and colour provided by the light and shadow. Lipowska’s style is impressionistic, capturing the essence of a scene with her brush or palette knife, which she uses to create this textured, impasto effect.
Artist on the Rise
Lipowska has exhibited extensively in both group and solo shows across Poland and further afield in Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom. In 2008 she was named an artist under 35 to watch by the ‘Compass of Young Art’.