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Angelika Poleszak

Abstract artist Angelika Poleszak; was born in Poland and has lived in England for 13 years. She has embraced the call for creating mesmerizing pieces of artwork. In the early stages of progress, she experimented with different variations of styles and techniques which soon developed into what she calls ‘My true identity and style’. She uses various techniques by combining acrylic with powders of wood and marble, oil, aquarelles, inks, pastels, and charcoal to create mesmerizing paintings on canvas.

​Her artworls are in the style of abstract expressionism or the second avant-garde of the fifties and early sixties. Her work merges reality and imagination to create a space where emotions and symbols can freely flow.  Some of her artwork is in private collections. Angelika’s inspiration is found through the passing of life itself. Being motivated by nature’s beauty is outspoken in a bold statement with her paintings. Angelika’s artwork is captivating and viewers feel part of it. “I have used various techniques by combining acrylic with powders of wood and marble, oil, aquarelles, inks, pastels, and charcoal to create mesmerizing paintings on canvas. My inspiration is found through the passing of life itself.  My artwork is captivating and viewers feel a part of it,” she says.

What’s integral to the work of an artist?

Each viewer finds their own deeper connections in the artwork which I present. Strongly being involved in abstract paintings I have learned that my own interpolation in the process are my own feelings and my emotions which are expressed through the paintings flow. Not having a set theme to a focused image lets the viewers find their own solution from the amazing combination of a wide mix of colours.

What role does the artist have in society?

As an artist our role is critical. Creative expression is vital to a healthy and open-minded society. Artwork inspires people, gives them hope and can touch a soul in a way words cannot. The artist has a unique skill set to influence, inspire and help others. Living in time and world full of confusion and noise I believe going back to basics such an art and creativity itself lets us find a deeper self in our meaning of life. As truly appreciating our time and truly knowing the value of our self lets us create a greater path to our existence. Having such knowledge lets us not only be kinder to ourselves but also to others.

What art do you most identify with?

My artwork is based on abstract art and I love experimenting with different media, textures and colours. This allows me to have full control over what I am aiming to achieve in my designs. I believe there is a further side to abstract art we haven’t discovered that which keeps me on my toes and drives me to keep experimenting with different styles. Abstract art is a way for everybody to connect and be touched as it allows for others to share their visions.

What themes do you pursue?

I don’t hold a set theme in my character. My theme are my emotions I feel at the time of creating my paintings.

What’s your favourite artwork?

I am not at a stage where my mind is settled on a favourite piece. I am constantly evolving and embracing new ideas and styles. I am getting ready as an artist to slowly bring in the knowledge gained over years from many pieces I have created in the past and building something that I will complete.

Describe a real-life situation that inspired you?

My real-life situation relates back to an unforgettable dream which included colourful sparkly diamond gemstones. I have visioned and experienced seeing beautifully shaped crystals in different variations of shapes colours and textures. Ever since I have been attracted to colours and collecting different media to create art. The feeling of joy and surprise which I was filled when viewing such rare and amazing gifts of nature have never left me and I share that through presenting my art.

What jobs have you done other than being an artist?

I have been involved in furniture designing and manufacturing ever since i got involved in my father’s business. Matching different styles and patters and then presenting a final piece which is unique from the rest, seeing customers reactions and falling in love with the forever lasting effect it has on people purchasing the furniture, knowing I have put my creativity and energy into all that has given me the will and courage to express myself further in many arts shapes and forms.

Why art?

Art helps to keep my soul at peace. My artworks keep my mind in control and help me expand my creative knowledge. Believing it’s a path of great progress and a happy life I treat art as my remedy and the air I breath. I love the effect my artwork has on others.

What memorable responses have you had to your work?

I will never forget the first reaction of the viewers when I uploaded my first artwork on social media. Seeing the messages of each viewer who felt connected and attracted to my artwork filled my heart with forever lasting love and purpose to pursuit my artwork further.

What food, drink, song inspires you?

I don’t have a specific taste in music or food.

Is the artistic life lonely? What do you do to counteract it?

I am a mother to a beautiful young man and a wife to a very intelligent and driven husband. Without a doubt I am never lonely but supported and inspired. Having the right people around you I believe is very important as from experience I know the grand impact people have on your day-to-day life. Being free from worry and stress provides a relaxing feeling for your mind to flow in directions peacefully and without pressure making the road feel timeless and the result appreciative.

What do you dislike about the art world?

There isn’t anything to dislike about art. We can’t dislike something which allows us to be better versions of ourselves. There is art hidden in everything we do whether we recognize it or not it.

Should art be funded?

I believe art should be funded in order to create events where artists can showcase their work. This will help create confidence among artists and provide opportunities for young as well as experienced artists to be able to show off their long years of practice and love for art.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?

A favourite quote which plays a big part in my life is. “A man who loves walking will walk further than the man who loves the destination”. When you fall in love with the journey everything else takes care of itself.

Professionally, what’s your goal?

My goal professionally is to evolve into a widely recognized artist.








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