In the "Invitation", the person seen in the front is Endo - Agata Nowicka, a well-known graphic artist and illustrator. Her slightly open mouth leads to the other side of the painting - the artist has cut out an opening in the canvas.
series of 5 drawings, ink and acrylic on paper, 33 x 33 cm each
The series was inspired by a golden heart-shaped necklace worn by the artist. The drawings are an attempt at capturing her own reflection as seen on its surface.
Stay here (1), 2006
Multilayered, theatrical composition pulling the viewer into an unclear narrative seen through a curtain of hair. The painting refers to the furtive glance and the idea of constructing one's own, private spaces.
The painting is in the collection of Podlaskie Towarzystwo Zachety Sztuk Pieknych, Bialystok.
acrylic on canvas, 125 x 150 cm
One of a series of paintings where the composition is framed by the artist's body shape. "Home" bears also a deeper meaning, relating to family. The central scene was based on a photographs depicting the artist's mom with her nephew who is climbing a tree.
acrylic on canvas, 114 x 162 cm
Self-portrait with an astronaut - one of Bogacka's first attempts at constructing a narrative based on multilayered, loose associations. The painting refers to Kubrick's "2001: A space odyssey". It is worth mentioning that the artist's grandfather was Jerzy ¯ulawski - author of a classic sci-fi book trilogy "On the silver globe".
Series of 5 paintings created for the exhibition "Leichte Arbeit" organized by Raster within the framework of Terra Polska Festival in Berlin in summer 2004. The title of the series should be treated with irony - as a matter of fact Bogacka's paintings take very long to complete, and their smooth facture is misleading. A number of painstakingly prepared details appears here again: drawing in pencil or paint which changes color depending on the position of light source.
Painting presented at the exhibition "The shortest way home" in Raster, in January 2004. First in the series of paintings in which Bogacka moves away from the real towards painterly deformation. A secession-like air of this piece provides a good signpost of more and more dense Freudian atmosphere in Bogacka's work.
Made by the artist, the photographs served initially as a study material and basis for paintings. Since not long ago however, the photos have started to form an individual whole, not connected with the painting. Alluding to the convention of home-made snapshots and the poetics of an intimate photo-journal, the pictures record situations more or less staged by the artist. Small, private allegories of various emotional states.
Something, 2004, c-print, 24 x 30 cm
Escape, 2006, c-print, 24 x 30 cm