Monika Malewska’s Bacon Paintings

by Jane KenoyerPosted on

Artist Monika Malewska’s most recent series of paintings are large scale soft focus watercolors on paper that incorporate both the beautiful and the bizarre. Using photographs and digitally manipulated prints as inspiration she delivers complex compositions. These paintings are filled with unusual combinations of everyday items such as bacon and cheese puffs mixed with decorative natural elements like flowers and butterflies. At a casual glance they seem cheerful and bright but they are filled with symbolism that references mortality and the decay of the mundane. Although, Malewska largely depicts objects, her work differs from traditional still life paintings because the vibrant compositions have a distinct sense of movement and whimsy.

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