A romantic and intriguing figure.
Category: Drawing. Pencil. Color pencil. French artist. Polish artist.
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About the artist:
Joanna Concejo was born in 1971 in Slupsk in Poland. She graduated in 1998 at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan. Since 1994 she moved to Paris, France, where she lives and works. Her work won numerous awards and recognitions all over the world; to name some of them: n 2004 she was selected for the Illustrators Exhibition of Children's Book Fair in Bologna and in 2004 won the Calabria Incantata "Abracalabria" Altomonte (Italy) prize. Her work was also selected for the Biennial of Illustration "Ilustrarte" Barreiro (Portugal) in 2005, 2009 and 2013. She participated in solo and group exhibitions in Europe and Asia. Joanna’s drawings create a beautiful world. Her work is like a pebble thrown in the water: its splash reverberates in circles of emotion and thoughts that linger. How does she achieve this magic? There is an element of mystery, perhaps even to herself; it seems that when she makes art, she surrenders to her own creative powers; she creates art that invites us, the viewers, to enter a portal and get transported to her remarkable world.
This is what she says about her work: “Inspiration is not something I seek, it is more a state of availability in life, an openness to things that happen to me, to the encounters I have, to images, landscapes, to everything I can see, hear, touch ... I am often surprised myself of what I can do. It is often very unconscious.”
Keywords: drawing, pencil drawing, fine art, animals, paintings, landscape, illustration. French artist. Polish artist.