Laura Bydlowska is a Toronto-based artist who specializes in contemporary fine art printmaking and pyrography (wood burning). She obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Art History and Studio Art from the University of Guelph and a Master of Museum Studies from the University of Toronto. Her print work has been featured in a variety of exhibitions including a traveling exhibition with the Ontario Society of Artists and Open Studio’s annual Artist Proof Sale and 100 Prints show.
Laura Bydlowska's work depicts abstract geological compositions, which often reveal hidden caverns, sediment layers and occasionally colourful vegetation and habitats.
While exploring the underside of the natural world, Bydlowska limits her control over process by combining a variety of materials in a spontaneous manner, often layering print cut-outs and obscuring large planes of colour or wood grain with heavy mark-making. She refines her pieces through the use of flat colour and line, largely influenced by the topographical features of cliffs, valleys and coastal banks. By merging different techniques in an unbroken fashion the final product becomes a naturally congruous collection of shapes and colours.
Bydlowska's works are not meant to depict a particular natural phenomena or landscape, rather they invoke the possibility of place and the memory of organic forms. Interpretation plays a major role in Bydlowska's work and as such it allows her pieces to be viewed in a variety of ways. The space they depict is fantastical and open to suggestion. VISIT: http://lbydlowska.wixsite.com/artwork.
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