ABOUT

“Art-making is not about telling the truth but making the truth felt.”

Christian Boltanski

 

ARTIST’S STATEMENT

I am a Polish-born artist living in the UK, best recognised for my large scale abstract paintings.

My art portrays emotional "places" that are loosely based on the idea of a landscape. These landscapes, however, are imagined, intuitive, soulful declarations of feeling painted in an expressive style; they are not representations of particular geographic locations. Having been uprooted from my home country as an eight year old, my search for a sense of "Home" strongly influences my work.

My paintings are never planned in advance. I search for and eventually discover my paintings through intuitive mark-making and layering in paint and mixed media. It involves a balancing act between analysis and instinct, letting go and taking control.

I enjoy producing large-scale paintings that invite the viewer to surrender in to their visual experience and become absorbed in the piece. Viewers are uniquely equipped to complete the creative process by combining their own experiences and perspectives into what they see since my paintings are purposefully ambiguous. I love hearing what viewers see in my work.

 

BIO

Kasia Clarke gave up a budding career in investment banking in 2003 to pursue her passion as an artist. Those around her who had watched her acquire a Masters degree in Economics and believed she would succeed in the banking industry found her decision to take this bold step somewhat surprising. But Kasia was unable to ignore the pull of artistic expression that she had felt since she was a young child.

Kasia initially went back to college to study studio glass art. She spent several years creating applied art, intermittently pausing for motherhood, before switching to painting full-time, where she discovered her voice under the guidance of artist Nicholas Wilton in his ground-breaking Creative Visionary Program.

Her larger size work, which she frequently creates to commission, required a sizeable new studio which she moved into in 2021. With her husband and three children, Kasia lives in the Surrey countryside, just south of London. She enjoys playing the piano and has a special affection for the music of Chopin.

 

SELECTED EVENTS AND EXHIBITIONS

2023

  • The Other Art Fair, LONDON, 12-15 October

  • Art Surrey, Epsom Downs Racecourse, 6-8 October

  • Solo Show, 60 Threadneedle Street, London, January-May

  • Two-person gallery show with The Art Agency, January-February

  • Ongoing representation with The Art Agency, Oxshott

  • Ongoing representation with No Naked Walls Gallery, Bramley

2022

  • Affordable Art Fair London Battersea, October

  • London Design Fair Works exhibited curtesy of Adventures In Furniture, September

  • Fresh Art Fair, Cheltenham, June

  • Affordable Art Fair London Hampstead, May

  • Loughran Gallery, Art United (art sale for Ukraine), March

  • Ongoing representation with The Art Agency

  • Ongoing representation with No Naked Walls Gallery, Bramley

2021

  • Contemporary Art Fair Surrey, September

  • The Other Art Fair LONDON, October

  • Affordable Art Fair London Battersea, October

  • Ongoing representation with The Art Agency

  • Ongoing representation with No Naked Walls Gallery, Bramley

2020

  • Selected for The Other Art Fair LONDON (postponed)

  • Contemporary Art Fairs Windsor (Virtual), November

  • Contemporary Art Fairs Surrey (Virtual), October

  • Online Auction in aid of The Royal Marsden Hospital, August

  • Contemporary Art Fairs Surrey, March

  • Denbies Wine Estate Art Exhibition, February

  • Ongoing representation with The Art Agency

  • Ongoing representation with No Naked Walls Gallery, Bramley

  • Ongoing representation with Claremont Contemporary Art, Sevenoaks

2019

  • Contemporary Art Fairs Windsor, November

  • New Artists Group Show, No Naked Walls Gallery, Bramley

  • Contemporary Art Fairs Newbury, May

  • Contemporary Art Fairs Surrey, March

  • Ongoing representation with Claremont Contemporary Art, Sevenoaks

2018

  • Contemporary Art Fairs Windsor, November

  • Ongoing representation with Claremont Contemporary Art, Sevenoaks

2017

  • Denbies Wine Estate Art Exhibition, December

2010

  • Origin, Spitalfields, London

2009

  • Origin, Somerset House, London

 

COLLECTIONS

Works held in private collections in the United Kingdom, USA, Canada, Europe and Japan.

 

RELEVANT EDUCATION

Ongoing artist mentorship

2017 onwards studied Painting under:

Nicholas Wilton

David M Kessler

 

CURRENT REPRESENTATION

The Art Agency, Oxshott, UK

No Naked Walls Gallery, Bramley, UK

Yudian Gallery, Hangzou, China