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Layered Mixed Media Artworks by Gabriela Morawetz

A printed photograph of a woman dodging throwing knives in a dream scenarioImprecisions, pigmented print on canvas and veil

Gabriela Morawetz originates from Poland and now lives and works in Paris, France. Her layered mixed media artworks combine photographed images, often of female figures, with abstract and floral forms.


A manipulated black and white photograph of a man who appears to be flyingIn Illo Tempore

I really like the way Morawetz’s artworks use a layering technique, including printing on both photographic paper, and translucent fabrics, that creates a multi-dimensional image out of several pictures which are so translucent and ethereal that they have the feeling of imprints left on the inside of one’s eyelids after looking into bright sunlight. The use of figures gives them an iconic feel, like modern-day interpretations of religious artworks of the past. In some images, the artist dials up the creepy factor, using black and white photography techniques and old-fashioned objects or clothing for models, creating pictures that are reminiscent of ancient photographs found in the attic of a haunted house.


Morawetz shows in galleries in Paris and internationally, having studied and worked in Switzerland, Poland, and Venezuela.


An installation piece of photos printed on tulleThe World Far From The World, pigment print on tulle

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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. She is a recent graduate of Emily Carr University of Art and Design, where she studied Critical and Cultural Practices. She is passionate about talking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In her studio practice she is a painter, but she considers herself an art writer and educator foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises

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