Elzbieta Krawecka

Artwork

Morning Tale
Elzbieta Krawecka - Morning Tale
$4,200.00
Fishing Net
Elzbieta Krawecka - Fishing Net
$600.00
Dock
Elzbieta Krawecka - Dock
$2,100.00
Floatie
Elzbieta Krawecka - Floatie
$600.00
Ode to the Lake
Elzbieta Krawecka - Ode to the Lake
$4,200.00
Last Hurrah
Elzbieta Krawecka - Last Hurrah
$3,500.00
Once Upon a Time
Elzbieta Krawecka - Once Upon a Time
$1,600.00
Departing Gesture
SOLD
Elzbieta Krawecka - Departing Gesture
SOLD
$2,100.00
Continued Journey
SOLD
Elzbieta Krawecka - Continued Journey
SOLD
$2,100.00
Cradled Desires
SOLD
Elzbieta Krawecka - Cradled Desires
SOLD
$2,100.00
Distant Closeness
SOLD
Elzbieta Krawecka - Distant Closeness
SOLD
$4,200.00
Into The Past
SOLD
Elzbieta Krawecka - Into The Past
SOLD
$4,900.00
Warm Winds
SOLD
Elzbieta Krawecka - Warm Winds
SOLD
$5,200.00
Fall Breeze
SOLD
Elzbieta Krawecka - Fall Breeze
SOLD
$4,200.00
Assertive Passage
SOLD
Elzbieta Krawecka - Assertive Passage
SOLD
$4,000.00
Passage
SOLD
Elzbieta Krawecka - Passage
SOLD
$4,000.00

Under $250

Freedom
Elzbieta Krawecka - Freedom
$250.00
Silence - Boy
Elzbieta Krawecka - Silence - Boy
$250.00
Poise
Elzbieta Krawecka - Poise
$250.00
Looking On
Elzbieta Krawecka - Looking On
$250.00
Bounty
SOLD
Elzbieta Krawecka - Bounty
SOLD
$250.00
Giant
SOLD
Elzbieta Krawecka - Giant
SOLD
$250.00
Caprice
SOLD
Elzbieta Krawecka - Caprice
SOLD
$250.00
Magnitude
SOLD
Elzbieta Krawecka - Magnitude
SOLD
$250.00
Opal
SOLD
Elzbieta Krawecka - Opal
SOLD
$250.00
Topaz
SOLD
Elzbieta Krawecka - Topaz
SOLD
$250.00
Sapphire
SOLD
Elzbieta Krawecka - Sapphire
SOLD
$250.00
Ruby
SOLD
Elzbieta Krawecka - Ruby
SOLD
$250.00
Garnet
SOLD
Elzbieta Krawecka - Garnet
SOLD
$250.00
Coral
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Elzbieta Krawecka - Coral
SOLD
$250.00
Amber
SOLD
Elzbieta Krawecka - Amber
SOLD
$250.00
Agate
SOLD
Elzbieta Krawecka - Agate
SOLD
$250.00
Thoughtfulness
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Elzbieta Krawecka - Thoughtfulness
SOLD
$250.00
Reminiscence
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Elzbieta Krawecka - Reminiscence
SOLD
$250.00
Remembrance
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Elzbieta Krawecka - Remembrance
SOLD
$250.00
Reflection
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Elzbieta Krawecka - Reflection
SOLD
$250.00
Pride
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Elzbieta Krawecka - Pride
SOLD
$250.00
Humility
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Elzbieta Krawecka - Humility
SOLD
$250.00
Humbleness
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Elzbieta Krawecka - Humbleness
SOLD
$250.00
Happiness
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Elzbieta Krawecka - Happiness
SOLD
$250.00
Forgiveness
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Elzbieta Krawecka - Forgiveness
SOLD
$250.00
Awe
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Elzbieta Krawecka - Awe
SOLD
$250.00
Sobriety
SOLD
Elzbieta Krawecka - Sobriety
SOLD
$250.00
Hopefulness
SOLD
Elzbieta Krawecka - Hopefulness
SOLD
$250.00


Born in Krakow, Poland, and having lived at a young age in Kuwait with her family, Elzbieta Krawecka  then moved to Canada to receive her formal art training at the Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD, 1989-1994) where she also participated in OCAD’s Off-Campus Program in Florence, Italy (1992-1993). She has been exhibiting her work throughout Canada since 1997.

 

Krawecka has mastered several of the old European painting techniques, while continuing to pursue international travel as an activity that deeply inspires her work. Her most recent trips have concentrated on exploring Canada;  Yukon, the west coast , Newfoundland where she returns every year and the Canadian Arctic.

 

With their low horizon lines, sculpted cloud formations and chiaroscuro lighting, Krawecka’s swelling skyscapes recall the compositional techniques reminiscent of Van Ruisdael’s View of Haarlem from the Dunes at Oveveen (1670). Continuing the tradition of seventeenth-century Dutch landscape paintings, where the sky or water fills almost three-quarters of the picture space, Krawecka’s personal take on the landscape is further touched by the quality of her own contemporaneity and nostalgia for turner’s subtle treatment of light and space, Caravaggio’s dramatic use of tenebresco, Monet’s organization of tone and pattern, and the forceful energy of nineteenth-century Polish painters like Chelmonski, Gierymski and Kotsis.


Krawecka's paintings depict large open spaces, such as skies and surfaces, defined by pattern formations which seem to always be on the brink of change. Her skyscapes are an ongoing exploration of the nature of light and its potential to describe space in terms of movement. In her approach to the ever-changing subject matter of landscape, Krawecka strives to capture the constant movement of the skies and of light itself, which results in an atmospheric blurring of boundaries between masses of land, bodies of water, and sky - between solid and void, matter and light. 


At times seeping with the rich hues of a sublime sunset or the brooding darkness of an impending storm the paintings are at once inviting and ominous to the viewer.  Despite the variance among Krawecka’s skyscapes, the ultimate thesis underlying her series is the ubiquitous nature of the sky. This is to say, the sky refers to a universal space of collective, rather than individual, memory.