Kasia Uminska

14th Annual ARC Salon (2019-2020)

Kasia Uminska

Spain

Born in 1983 in Warsaw, Poland, Kasia Uminska, obtained a degree in Art History in Poland and graduated with a Master in Advanced Studies in Art History at the University of Barcelona. After years of the theoretical research on art, inspired by the great masters of the past, she decided to dedicate herself exclusively to the artistic profession. In 2016 she began her artistic education learning directly from renowned contemporary artists. In her works she uses graphite and charcoal as a main medium. She pursues a figurative realistic representation, trying to capture all the subtleties of the details with emphasis on the quality of the technique. However, the realistic representation is refracted in a singular way through the imagination. There is a clear pretension to create images that are, at the same time, a realistic representation and a fantastic creation, a simulacrum, an illusion. "I think the artist's imagination fills his works with creativity and turns them into unique and mysterious creations." Currently, Kasia Uminska lives and works in Ibiza, Spain.

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