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Paulina Okurowska


Paulina Okurowska ©Gilles Leimdorfer
Paulina Okurowska ©Gilles Leimdorfer

Pauline Okurowska, of Polish origins, studied Fine Arts at the Olivier de Serres school and aesthetics at the Sorbonne. Her first creations, collages made with overlaying pieces of paper and pictures, gradually led her to mosaic. It was when she bought a slate slab in Nantes, which she adopted as her hometown, that something clicked. Dazzled by the nobility of the material, its relief, its history, its colour at times shiny or matt, she started making mirrors, pictures, lamps, sculptures and other unique pieces in a patchwork of monochromic materials.

Smashed, cut out, engraved and assembled, slate reveals its beauty between the fingers of the artist and gives a geological aspect to her creations. She weaves links between yesterday and today using the traces of time that appear on the surface of the stone. It is almost a remembrance work through the highlighted rust and patina. Monochrome becomes polychrome, stone becomes textile or bark, mineral becomes organic.

Paulina Okurowska
Mosaic artist, born in 1981 in Poland
Lives and works in Saint-Herblain

Exhibitions

2019

  • Galerie Apteka Sztuki, Varsovie

2018

  • Galerie Rayon Vert, Nantes

2017

  • Galerie Improbable Jardin, Lorient

2016

  • Pannonica, scène jazz de Nantes
  • Institut de recherche pour la santé, Nantes

2015

  • Théâtre Éphémère, Théâtre de Sphinx, Nantes

2014

  • Mémoires topographiques, Centre S.Allende, Saint Malo

2006

  • Paysages urbains, La Mercerie, Paris 11

2019

  • Maison& Objet, Craft, Villepinte

2018

  • Petit marché de l'art, Galerie Rayon Vert, Nantes
  • Landes’Art,Notre-Dame-des-Landes
  • Résonance(s), salon européen des métiers d'art, Strasbourg           

2017

  • Drôles d'oiseaux, Galerie Rayon Vert, Nantes
  • Mosaïque Actuelle_La Biennale, Rennes (co-organisatrice)
  • Arts du feu, salon d'artisanat d'art, Rennes

2016

  • Parcours de l'art, Festival d'art contemporain, Avignon
  • Petit marché de l'art, Galerie Rayon Vert, Nantes
  • Variations françaises, Maison de la mosaïque contemporaine, Paray-le-Monial                  
  • Fab'Brique, La Briqueterie, Saint Brieuc
  • Lignes de faille, galerie L'Antre-Temps, Rennes

2015

  • Duo: 20 ans de matière en tant que jeune artiste-artisan émergeant
  • La chapelle Saint-Yves, Rennes
  • Résonance(s),salon européen des métiers d’art, Strasbourg
  • Petits Formats, Espace d'art contemporain AVV, Saint-Mathurin-sur-Loire

2014

  • Arts du Feu, Métiers d’art, Rennes
  • Rencontres Internationales de la mosaïque, Chartres
  • Carte blanche mosaïque, Saint-Leu-la-Forêt

2013

  • Les 7, Orangerie du Thabor, Rennes
  • Forum des Arts, Saint Malo 
  • Pièces Uniques, Métiers d'art, Châteaugiron

2012

  • Rencontres Internationales de la mosaïque, Chartres
  • Zig Zag -portes ouvertes des ateliers d’artistes, Gentilly

Prizes

2016

  • 2nd Prix, concours Artissim', Lorient
  • Concours régional, Ateliers d'art de France

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