Ola (Olga) Wróbel – born in Poland, a Polish painter and designer. She has painted and drew since childhood. She graduated from the Academy of Arts. After graduation, she started working as a designer. For many years she worked at the French television station CANAL+, where after a few years she held the position of Artistic Director. She was responsible for the image, the graphic design and maintaining the consistency of the TV station’s identification in Poland. In-depth studies of the work of Etienne Robiale started fascinating her and guided her further career path. For over nine years, she co-directs her own graphic studio, SOJUZ. She is responsible for design and illustration. Experience in graphical design has left a mark on her current creativity and creations.
She currently lives and works in Warsaw. She creates her paintings in her small studio in Saska Kępa. In 2018, she returned to the profession of an artist. Her paintings can be found in many private collections in Poland and abroad.
The foundation of my work is always a real pose which I’m trying to simplify over the years, striving to show the pure form. I’m not interested in details, but in conventional form, shape and functionality. I try to destroy reality, to blur the details of the drawing to express my visual point of reference to the human body. This is a surreal approach, in which I strive for total simplification. The human body in my paintings becomes inhuman. In the paintings, you can see a familiar, intimate pose, movement or activity that “I record” with a blotch. I’m constantly modifying and simplifying my paintings, striving for maximum simplicity, expressed in the form of my own organic abstraction, where the human body will be a blotch without any outlined details. My forms should dazzle with their shape and color, and permeate one another.
My paintings contrast with the contemporary concept of the perfect body. By simplifying the form I unify the human body. Details and characteristics fade away. Bodies become similar. In my body shapes I omit the heads, hands and feet, genitals and I get the effect of oval, organic forms. I place each of my forms in the space of gray canvas, thus thriving to obtain the absolute minimum of the influence of the outside world. Against the raw background of gray canvases, my organic forms and their function in the world exude their strength.