My linocuts are inspired by the strong contrast between black paint and white paper. The hues black and white contain hundreds of color values, lights, and shades. Through my work, I aim to show the specific nature of these colors, and the many different hues hidden within their structure. The color white is very important in my work, and I like to emphasize its material impact on the composition of each piece. This linocut is on heavyweight paper and will need a frame for display.
Natalia Pawlus likes to say her linocuts are not abstractions, but rather everything you see is exactly what she intends for you to see. She got her start as a professor’s assistant working on graphics – preparing pieces and exploring with ink, pencil, and paint. For her larger works, Natalia uses individual matrices for the mold, piecing them together on a paper for the finished product. In 2014 she received a PhD in Fine Arts. She now works in the Graphic Department of the University of Silesia.