Interview: Magdalena Nowak | ITSLIQUID

Interview: Magdalena Nowak

Interviews | January 25, 2018 |

Magdalena NowakImage courtesy of Magdalena Nowak

Interview: Magdalena Nowak

Luca Curci talks with Magdalena Nowak during CONSCIOUSNESS of ANIMA MUNDI festival 2017 in VENICE.

Magdalena Nowak (Mags) (b.1980) is a Polish born, Surrey based self-taught artist who graduated with a Tourism Management degree in Poland in 2003. Before settling in the UK in 2006 she travelled the world, living in different countries to experience the different cultures of the world which have had a large impact on her artistic style. While Mags has been creating art all her life it was not until 2009 that she publicly showcased her work in one of the Brick Lane Venues. She continues to attend multiple drawings groups in London and taking part in exhibitions. Mags has always had a keen interest in the human body and anatomy and has undertaken additional learning at the University of Surrey in Massage and Health and Social Care to gain a better understanding of the human form. She has taken this learning to create a combination of classic portrait drawings with pastels and contemporary elements with a unique twist painted with acrylics and ink.

 

Magdalena NowakImage courtesy of Magdalena Nowak

 

Luca Curci – Do you agree with our vision of art and what you think about the theme of the festival?

Magdalena Nowak – I was excited from the moment I saw the open call. I am fascinated about human mind and body so the theme of the festival was something corresponding with my field of interest. Concept of Anima Mundi has a rich history in philosophy and religions, so it can be interpreted differently. These what make theme interesting, engaging and absorbing.

L.C. – In which way the artwork presented in our exhibition is connected with the festival’s theme?

M.N. – “Breaking Free” is one of the series of drawings I created for CONSCIOUSNESS. We often get lost in our thoughts and emotions on the past and future, we forget the amazing nature of the present moment. When our minds latch onto a specific feeling or emotion, sometimes it is hard to break ourselves free of it. I wanted to show that when we finally become conscious of our thoughts, we start leaving in the moment and realize that we are happy NOW. Like the birth of a butterfly as it tries to break free of its chrysalis. We wake up to beauty of the present moment.

 

 Interview: Magdalena NowakImage courtesy of Magdalena Nowak

 

L.C. – What role does the art have in society?

M.N. – There are no right answers and there are multiple opinions. Personally I love art which provoke thinking, pieces which make my heart beat faster. In society art express important values, connects people with no exclusion of race, sex or religion. It plays important role in Health and Wellbeing of people any age and different backgrounds.

L.C. – How do you find creative inspiration?

M.N. – I do like work on the Themes, this makes me read, research, observe for long time to find ideas. I do love this process; even so it is the longest part of creation, it brings me lots of joy and satisfaction. I am inspired by people, history, politics, religion and medicine.

 

Magdalena NowakImage courtesy of Magdalena Nowak

 

 

L.C. – What is the most challenging part about creating your artworks?

M.N. – I work full time in Health and Wellbeing field so I find limited time to create. It makes me frustrated that when the idea/inspiration comes I am not able to just leave work and go. There is not enough hours in the day for any Artist.

L.C. – What is your idea about It’s Liquid Group?

M.N. – It is a great platform for artists to gain information about events, exhibitions and open calls. It’s Liquid Group gave me amazing opportunity to showcase my talent, meet incredible people, travel and exhibit in beautiful city. Thank you to the team for organizing amazing venue in Venice. Can not wait to work with you again.

Are you an artist, architect, designer? Would you like to be featured on ITSLIQUID platform? Send an e-mail to info@itsliquid.com or fill the form below

RELATED POSTS


CALL FOR ARTISTS: ANIMA MUNDI…

Calls | May 20, 2022

ITSLIQUID Group, in collaboration with ACIT Venice – Italian-German Cultural Association, and EGO’ Boutique Hotel is pleased to announce the open call for VISIONS, the third appointment of ANIMA MUNDI 2022, that will take place in Venice at Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello from June 16 to July 06, 2022, and at Palazzo Bembo - Venice Grand Canal from June 17 to July 06, 2022, during the 59th Venice Biennale of Art. Read more


ROME INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR 2022…

Calls | May 20, 2022

ROME INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR 2022 - 3rd edition, organized by ITSLIQUID Group, will be held in Rome, at Medina Art Gallery from July 21 to August 04, 2022. Read more


ARTIST OF THE MONTH –…

Calls | May 19, 2022

ITSLIQUID Group officially presents ARTIST OF THE MONTH, a competition open to anyone and established to increase and develop the art market and the dialogue between collectors, art critics, journalists and art lovers. Making contemporary art accessible to all. The winners will be featured on ITSLIQUID Platform, promoted extensively worldwide and considered for any upcoming curatorial projects of ITSLIQUID Group Read more


PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE MONTH –…

Calls | May 13, 2022

ITSLIQUID Group officially presents PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE MONTH - APRIL 2022, a competition open to all photographers of any level worldwide and established to increase and develop the art market and the dialogue between collectors, art critics, journalists and art lovers. The winners will be featured on ITSLIQUID Platform, promoted extensively worldwide and considered for any upcoming curatorial projects of ITSLIQUID Group. Read more


Sign up for our Newsletter.

Enter your email to receive our latest updates!