Artist Biography - Magdalena Morey
Magdalena Morey is a mixed media artist with a Diploma in Textiles and a Masters Degree in Painting from Marie Curie Sklodowska University, Lublin, Poland.
Born in 1974, Magdalena grew up in the historic university town of Lublin in Poland. After 5 years of art college, she went on to study painting at university for another 5 years, supporting herself and her universit...y fees by working full time at a local art studio, painting flowers and landscapes for the interior decorating industry
She worked as a professional artist for a studio in Lublin for 10 years, before moving to Cambridge, England, where she had numerous exhibitions in local venues. Her work then took her to Switzerland and eventually Spain where she now lives with her family in Villaviciosa in the gorgeous Asturias region in northern Spain.
Magdalena has always been interested in arts and crafts; she is continually experimenting with different mixed media techniques and subjects. She has developed her own unique style of painting incorporating plaster, oil, glue, glass paints, pastels, paper and gold leaf, applied with palette knives and brushes.
“I have always been fascinated by mixed media techniques and experimenting with various materials and subject matter. My passion for art stems from a love of experimenting and exploring the languages of colour and texture. I love the challenge of picking a subject and then expressing myself using these languages."
"I enjoy using acrylics as their quick drying nature allows me to quickly build up texture and to be spontaneous about applying changes. As a mixed media artist, watercolour and pastel techniques are also regularly included in my work. Gold leaf is an important part of many of my artworks; it developed from a desire to find ways of representing the impact of the sun on the Spanish scenery.”
Whilst Magdalena experiments with many subjects, she has a strong affinity to nature and ecology which can be clearly seen in her abstract landscapes. Sometimes they are bold, vibrant and direct but many are more complex, a slight sense of wistfulness woven into the intricate and serene reflections and sun-kissed clouds. Her flower and landscape paintings show a strong sense of texture, colour, movement and appreciation of light.
She also loves painting the feminine form and whilst her figurative pieces are not direct self-portraits, there is always some aspect of her own internal state of being that is represented.
Magdalena’s figurative paintings exhibit her desire to find ways of representing female expression. These pieces are a unique combination of acrylic, pastels and poster colour techniques, which take inspiration from her emotional development at the time.
A manifestation of past experiences and emotions, Magdalena’s figures are often intense, and feelings are tangible: insecurity, trauma, pain, healing. They are extremely personal. “Women bend themselves, trying to keep it all together. Working, having kids. I love women. They are like heroes to me.”
Magdalena's rise as an increasingly popular emerging artist has continued unabated, bringing with it numerous opportunities for representation and exhibition.