Lilium IIAgnieszka Potrzebnicka
Oil painting on Stretched canvas
Ready to hang
Signed on back
20 " h x 20 " w x .8 " d |1 lbs. 3 oz.
A young woman looks off to the right, her face hidden by a blooming lily. Her flowing hair matches the stems of the flowers. "This is one of three paintings from my Lilium series inspired by these beautiful flowers," explains Agnieszka. "I wanted to create an aura of mystery and prompt the question: what secrets does the woman hide?"
Artist Agnieszka Potrzebnicka comments on honoring nature with her dramatic surrealist floral portraits. Having worked as a painting conservator after college, as well as being a lover of nature, Agnieszka felt called to interpret our modern world with elements from our history. Her studio is filled with books and plants that inspire her. Once inspiration hits, she paints with oil on canvas. "My art expresses my own personal need of a contact with the world of nature, my longing for a lost relationship with nature, that we as humans used to have, but we lost it in the time of progressive industrialization." When she is not painting, you can find her tending to her small urban garden, in which she grows various plants and vegetables, as well as spending quality time with her daughter. Potrzebnicka’s creations have been showcased in various exhibitions in Poland. She graduated with a Master of Fine Arts from Akademia Sztuk Pieknych in Warsaw, Poland.