Karolina Komorowska

About artist


Born in Lublin, 1981; studied under the tutelage of Professor Jacek Wojciechowski at the Faculty of Art of the University of Maria Curie-Sklodowska in Lublin; awarded a diploma in painting in 2007.
Recipient of the Vice-Chancellor’s Prize for the best diploma at the Faculty of Art of the University of Maria Curie-Sklodowska and an honourable mention during the 39th Painting Biennale Bielska Jesień in 2009. In 2007 she participated in two UK-based projects. The Place – Two Weeks of Polish and Scottish Cultural Stimulation was launched in Glasgow while Inspiring Humanity was an event organized during the Edinburgh Art Festival.

Karolina Komorowska creates images, whose primary motif is discarded everyday items as, for example, can be seen in her Cupboard from the 1950s, which is filled up with homemade preserves or her crocheted, unstitched Tablecloth placed on an old-fashioned round table top or her old stained Mattress and also some other minor items used in every household such as ironing boards, kitchen aprons, embroidered cushions and old chipped dishes. They are of the same shape and size as their original counterparts. They are cut out of MDF fibreboard and painted with great precision. Her works show the beauty of things abandoned and ugly while at the same time encouraging existential reflections on the fragility of life or how the passing of time can be witnessed. Her unconventional form of expression and meticulous technique make her images look more like low reliefs than easel paintings. They can be said to be a contemporary version of vanitas still lifes.


Karolina Komorowska

Tablecloth 1:1

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