Moje obrazy, 2011
"There wasn't beauty where I lived. So I followed my dream and started to study architecture," explains architect-turned-painter Anna Maria Bielska.
After a master's degree, and 10 years of working in offices and on site of architectural projects, Bielska decided it was no longer her passion. She came to the realisation that it was the imaginative aspect of architecture she loved rather than the work itself.
Now a painter, who goes by the name of 'ame', she has adapted her creative mind from her architectural career to her paintbrush. Bielska regards her change of heart as a rebirth—"My start in a new life"—and one of her paintings illustrates just this.
While you might expect the artwork of an ex-architect to be rigid and uniform, ame's paintings will surprise you. When painting, she looks for the common ground of abstraction and figurative narration, and to combine the metaphysics of her mind and emotions. Her paintings lie somewhere between magical realism and figurative expressionism. She loves painting with black, white and grey, and this monochromatic element is key to her individual style.
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