An intoduction to the artist by Artfusion Gallery
Working in oil, Barbara's preferred medium, she expresses on canvas what she feels is happening around her. Talking about her work and ideas Barbara says "In a global culture the old order has been disintegrating and the new one has not yet emerged. Of paramount importance is the notion of borderline. In my paintings I explore the space where different realities transform into one another, in particular a borderline between the abstract and the real, the old and the new, the personal and the public, the moral and the amoral or immoral, the ugly and the beautiful."
Barbara is fascinated by those aspects of our existence that forever imprison us as individuals such as illusory perception, multitudes of inner selves, blind faith or sexuality. "To me, like to many Italian Renaissance artists, spectators must be actively engaged in works of art. They are an integral part of, and actors in, the scenes with which I confront them." says Barbara. She continues "I take my inspiration from a variety of sources, most prevalent, at present, being early church murals and iconography that I bring up to date. A contemporary art movement, or theory, my artistic practice comes closest to is the Relational Art of Nicolas Bourriaud."
Barbara Gorayska is an Oxford based artist and a member of the Oxford Art Society.
Barbara Gorayska is Artist in Residence for the Oxford based research project: ‘A Framework for Responsible Research and Innovation in ICT’ funded by EPSRC.
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