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GABRIELA MORAWETZ


Gabriela Morawetz is a painter, photographer, and sculptor. She was born in 1952 in Rzeszow, Poland. In the years 1970-75 she studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow. In 1976 she moved to Venezuela, and since 1983 she has been living in France.


Morawetz's works find meaning in the forgotten world of myths. Her art work has, from the beginning, borne a strong magical aspect. The human being, the most important figure in her mystical universe, is removed from any particular time and place and belongs to a world of nature - one saturated with story-telling, spirituality, and mystery.


To create these worlds, Morawetz, a native of Poland, transfers photographs of human figures onto wood or canvas using light -sensitive emulsion. She then paints over the surface with oil and beeswax. Working like an alchemist, Morawetz links these complex processes using modern technology to serve one purpose - to reach the forgotten world of myths as revealed through pictorial memory.


Her works can be found in the collections of: the Museo de Bellas Artes in Caracas, Venezuela; the Cesarea Museum in Israel; and in private collections in Belgium, Colombia, France, Japan, South Africa and the United States.
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