"Lonely as I
am, I want to hear this noise"
one's attention in the works of Gosia Seweryn is certainly her consistency in using
motifs. She is loyal, from the beginning, to cloisters, arcades, angels and spaces
reaching far beyond the picture frame. She uses each motif deeply, multiplying
perspectives. This favours continuous reflection upon sorrow, loneliness and waiting.
architecture in her previous pictures is securely arranged in a stable geometrical order.
In her later works, it gradually begins to dance in a peculiar manner, put into motion -
to a large degree - by the artist's liberated imagination. Finally, in the watercolours
lit up with orange, one can see the world liberated from the laws of physics.
Among the soft
shapes flowing between planets of sashes and warm colours, however, sharp shapes, metal
arms and spikes appear.
begins to be visited by figures, most of them angels feminine in appearance.
In these works,
one can see the specific duality that is usually present in a woman's life: Heroine of
Gosia Seweryn is torn apart between tough reality and dreams accompanied by excessive
emotions. She often finds it difficult to communicate with the outside world. Lonely, she
is endowed with angel wings, wings that are a symbol of unselfish good and sincere
Among the motifs in the works,
the crown prevails, like the dot over the "i". The wearer of the crown is
delicate and sensitive. In spite of that, or perhaps because of that, she continues to be
the queen of being.
(text from flyer of the
Obornicki Ośrodek Kultury)