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An artist living and working in Lodz, Poland. One of the makers of "Loving Vincent" - world's first fully painted feature film. Her main theme is humans in contemporary world executed mostly in oil on canvas. Daria studied Computer Graphics.

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ON EXHIBITION

Permanent exhibition - Wrocław - Poland - In Vino Veritas - Wine shop and Gallery. 

 

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ABOUT ME

The lecturer and artist living in Łódź, a member of the team of artists who created the film "Loving Vincent" and the author of lectures "English of Art". A graduate of English philology and computer graphics at the College of Computer Science in Łódź.

In her art she builds separate universes full of figures entangled in their worlds. The artist paints using traditional techniques and attaches great importance to execution. She paints a variety of themes, but the most important theme and the main inspiration is Human.

Currently the artist is developing a cycle of paintings exploring human relationship with technology, particularly our obsession with AI and androids less and less distinguishable from humans. She paints human-devices of the future, tools having their own AI based minds that mirror our own.

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BIOGRAPHY

Daria Solar took to art in early childhood in Lodz, Poland, where she received her first tutelage from her mother, an amateur artist, and despite philological studies, has been painting ever since. Her first paintings were made under the artistic patronage of Professor Ryszard Hunger [Lodz Academy of Arts]. Later her mentor was Professor Andrzej Chojnacki, a dean of the Graphic Design Department at the College of Computer Science where Daria completed a post-graduate computer-graphics course. Daria’s passion is oil painting, so she has been building her magical realist worlds on canvas, for which she has been awarded numerous awards and commendations, and has had nine individual exhibitions.

TECHNIQUE

My key medium is oil on canvas. I use traditional painting techniques, I ground my canvases myself with coloured gessos that have different hues for each painting, I then make an underpainting in warm and cold hues to enhance the 3D effect on the finished piece. After the initial layer dires, I make numerous layers of paint, both using glazing and sfumato techniques, depending on the desired final effect. I often finish off the painting with transparent glaze in various shades to further strengthen the illusion of depth. If the painting stays with me for over 6 months I add a layer of varnish to preserve the colours and protect the paint from dust. I use best available materials, I use only top quality dark linnen canvases and Schminke, VanDyke and Van Gogh paints. 

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EXPERTISE
AWARDS
PAST EXHIBITIONS

Individual exhibitions

"OPTIMICITY - OPTYMIASTO" Hotel Goodtime Aparthotel, Lodz, Poland
"ZIEMIA WODA POWIETRZE" Tulipan Centrum Handlowe, Łódź 2017
"Realizm i Magia" Galeria Forum, Łódź 2011
"Patria Flamenco" Muzeum Fabryki, Manufaktura, Łódź 2011
"Espańa" Costa del Mar, Manufaktura, Łódź, 2010
"Karnawałowy Przepych", Klub Nauczyciela, Łódź, 2010
"Calle Sol" pod egidą Festiwalu Flamenco, 2009
"FantAktis" -wystawa aktu, Galeria In-Blanco, Łódź, 2008
Awards and Competitions
"Quadro-Art" International Biennal of Painting for Professional Artists - Competition [commendation], Łódź, 2014
"Poezja Bałuckich Podwórek" Galeria In-Blanco,wystawa pokonkursowa, Łódź, 2010 [first prize]
"XI Pokonkursowa Wystawa im.Stanisława Ostrowskiego" Centrum Inicjatyw Artystycznych, Łódź, 2010 [first prize]
"Wystawa Poplenerowa SPA" ŁDK 2010 [ second prize ]
"Morze 2009" Wystawa Marynistyczna SPA, Łódź, 2009 [second prize]
"Inspiracje" Śródmiejskie Forum Kultury, 2009, [Special Award]
"Wystawa Poplenerowa SPA" ŁDK, 2009 [commendation]
"Wystawa Poplenerowa SPA" ŁDK, 2008 [ commendation]
"Ptaki" Śródmiejskie Forum Kultury, 2007, [ commendation ] Less

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