Who We Are
ABOUT THE GALLERY
White Box is a community art gallery space for selected artists to show their work. It is intended as a focus of interest for the people of Blackheath and for the wider world of art enthusiasts. We select a broad spectrum of art practices, something different from exhibition to exhibition, by committed artists. Prints, sculpture, painting, ceramics, performance and photographic works have all been hosted at White Box. The Gallery is run by Frances and Graham High who are themselves practising artists.
WHAT'S ON NEXT
Saturday 30th September to Sunday 15th October
open for Three Weekends : from 11.00 am to 6.00 pm
Aleksandra Niemczyk is an abstract painter living and working in Blackheath/Greenwich, London. She uses mixed-media techniques to create non-figurative paintings of vibrant intensity and colour.
With respect for the great non-figurative modernists of the past, and uncompromising dedication to abstract expressionism based on “organic geometry” and colour theory, Niemczyk paints sensual but complex, delicately balanced colour compositions.
In practice, Niemczyk deconstructs forms and images from her immediate landscape into abstract elements and reconfigures them in balanced constellations, evoking an impression or hue of her subjects rather than a narrative description. These compositions accrue a sense of tactility through Niemczyk’s extended experimentation with textile and application: silk, cotton, paper, thick oil or acrylic paint, asphalt, and gold leaf.
Niemczyk's latest collection, "Polarity", is an outcome of her art residency in Tokyo, Japan, where she researched traditional Japanese techniques of painting, printing and patching on textiles. The name "Polarity" mirrors Niemczyk's experimentation with contrasting colours, giving rise to a further dichotomy: the urge to harmonise these contrasts versus the desire to maintain their tension. This conflict is expressed through the composition of abstract landscapes in which opposing colours can exist in symbiosis.
Niemczyk’s formal training includes an MA in Fine Arts (Painting and Lithography) and MA in Film Directing from Béla Tarr’s radical film factory program in Sarajevo. She exhibits internationally, and her works feature in many private and public art collections, including Focus Bank and Louis Vuitton Art Collection in Oslo, Norway.
She has exhibited in many art institutions internationally. Recently her works were presented at The Mall Galleries, London, during the Royal Society of British Artists 200th Anniversary Exhibition.
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