At the international art fair Step09, held November 26-28 at the Leonardo da Vinci National Museum of Science and Technology in Milan, Italy, Joanna Borkowska will present her project Dimensions, which is comprised of three paintings. The core of the project is thirty two small canvases that hang as a single piece (eight columns of four paintings), presenting the author's belief in an eight dimensional universe, each of which we can enter through a given color. Each column's dominant color (they pass through red, orange, yellow, green, blue, deep blue, violet to pink) represents a gate to another dimension. These dimensions/columns are connected to one another by a cosmic dust, represented here by pigments of light blue, deep blue, orange and red. Flanked by two older canvases - Cosmic Gate (2004) and From the Other Side (2009) - Dimensions demonstrate Ms. Borkowska's continued interest in science, and astrophysics in particular.
Ms. Borkowska holds a doctorate in political science from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland, where she taught politics and international relations from 2001. After having conducted research in Montpellier, Carcassonne, Paris and Oxford, she wrote her dissertation and published a book on Catharism, a medieval heretical movement. She left her teaching position in 2007 so she could devote all of her creative energies to painting, which had been her greatest passion for over a decade.
After debuting last year with a solo exhibition in the National Museum in Szczecin, Poland, and participating in the Florence Biennale 2009, her work was displayed in another solo exhibit, this time at Krakow's Center for Contemporary Art - Solvay in April and May of 2010. She also took part in an international art fair – Art Monaco'10. Step09 is fifth time she is exhibiting her work in the last twelve months.
Ms. Borkowska's participation in Step09 was ensured by the generous support of Nector Revetments Systems Krakow.
For more information about the artist, please contact Jason A Goldsmith at firstname.lastname@example.org, tel. (+48) 601 489 574 or visit www.step09.com.