Born 1979 in Warsaw, Poland
Lives and works in Warsaw, Poland
Pola Dwurnik examines identity caught in the conflict between the inner emotional and the external image, finding a new strength of expression in the confines of a figural representation. One of her major interests is the relationship between humans and animals. A mixture of fear and fascination close to obsession fills her paintings, as Dwurnik refers to various cultural contexts, literature and art history, yet creates a distinctive new language with echoes of decorative tapestry. Dwurnik’s work is featured in the collections of National Museum in Gdańsk, Museum of Contemporary Art MOCAK in Kraków, Contemporary Museum Wrocław in Wrocław, Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw, and in private collections in Poland, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Great Britain, Spain, Portugal, France, Slovakia, Czech Republic, USA, Mexico, Japan and Australia. She is currently represented by Krupa Gallery in Wrocław, Poland.