The idea of exploration is Dorota Borowa’s main source of inspiration. New landscapes. Light. The medium of paint. In her work, she looks for a place between reality and abstraction, between accident and design, between perfection and destruction. Steering away from beginning with a preconceived image, this freedom allows the artist to accept the way the paint flows or to impose her own will.
Interested in the process of painting itself, she often uses tolls other than brushes to give or add meaning to the works. Touching The Moon I comes from a series of three paintings, created by fingerprints and footprints. The light of the moon comes from the white primed canvas as she only uses one paint.
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1. Dorota Borowa, Touching The Moon I (2015). Courtesy of the artist.