Graphics is beautiful and versatile - but also demanding - form of expression . It is the language of emblems and strong accents , but sometimes it refers to the intimate ambiguities . Mostly operated by the creators of the visual advertising and social issues commentator, however, it may serve a completely different purpose . Expressive speech of linocuts and etchings sensuality - properly used - can successfully reflect the fleeting emotion, fascination with the beauty of nature and seemingly inconspicuous objects , that may - in the eyes of a seasoned observer - grow to the level of the symbolic . Graphics has also other advantage. It perfectly captures what is inherently unstable - memories. Brought together and expressed in the visual language, form a set of specific exhibits, witnesses of past moments , things and unforgettable experience. They are my artifacts . Like Polish writer Waldemar Lysiak in the book "MW ", with their assictance I try to build my own graphic museum of memory and imagination. Combine them together - me and my memories . They are like a diary, which weaves his story and invites you to travel.
Emilia Gąsienica-Setlak - Polish paintress & graphic artist born 1986 in Zakopane. Graduate in furniture design at the Complex of Art High Schools in Zakopane (2005). In the year 2011 she graduated from Faculty of Painting, Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow in the Painting Studios of Professor Teresa Kotkowska-Rzepecka and Professor Leszek Misiak. She has also a university degree in graphic art in the Woodcut Studio of Professor Bogdan Miga. At present she lives in Kryspinów, nearby Cracow and works as a fine arts teacher. She practises painting and workshop graphics. The most important issues of her artistic interests are dynamic colour, brief composition and their synthetic relations to the surroundings. Her works have been used as a cover motives of books: “Evil Spirit” (“Scriptum” Publishing House, 2005) by the Bulgarian absurdist fiction writer Svetoslav Minkov and “Aquatic names of the Vistula basin” (The Institute of the Polish Language at the Polish Academy of Sciences, 2013) by Doctor Urszula Bijak. An author of ten solo exhibitions and participant of several dozen group exhibitions, so far.