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Daydreams and intrigue at the beach: Julita Malinowska from Warsaw

We’re fascinated by young artists from Poland! Standout qualities are minimalist compositions and smart color palettes, plus they bring out the hidden intrigues and little oddities of daily life. Our newest discovery is Julita Malinowska from Warsaw. We love her graphical beach scenes. They have a distinct quirk about them, walking a thin line between calm and tension, as if amidst the picturesque something unexpected is about to play out. The images have a voyeuristic aspect, often showing the subject’s behinds, body parts spread out in funny and awkward poses.

After all, the beach is a weird place: “Here’s my little patch of sand and seafoam, I’m having fun, don’t look at me (please do)!” Our favorite is Couple 1, an interpreted version of an intimate moment through the lens of the watcher, with simply rendered bright sand and crisp ocean. We also like Dreaming, a the girl splayed out on a rubber mattress, apparently calm and drifting away, yet the shades of electric blue are intense and loud.

Julita studied at the Art Department of the Skłodowska-Curie University in Lublin and the Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków. She has won a number of grants and prizes, and has been exhibiting her work since 2005 across Poland and Europe.

Checkout our favorites:

 

dreamingDreaming

girls1Girls

couple1Couple I

thailandThailand

bodiesBodies

watchingWatching

adventureAdventure

instantparadiseInstant Paradise



Alice Zhang

Alice Zhang

Creative Director at Stew