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Marta Kochanek-Zbroja/ 7 November – 4 December 2015

In the paintings of Marta Kochanek-Zbroja an important role is played by colour and line used like in colouring books which everyone knows from their childhood. Each colour has a number assigned to it according to a legend attached to the painting. The network of lines and colour on the white canvas creates the atmosphere and the composition of each work.

The artist draws inspiration from everyday life. Marta Kochanek-Zbroja uses family photographs, press photos, old advertisements, stills from old films. The reality of the 1950s and 1960s mingles with the present. Reference to the olden days seems intentional - once people lived more slowly, there was more time for friendships and fun. Nowadays we are swamped by negative information, we succumb to bad moods, we are easily intimidated. It is increasingly difficult to find inner peace and to calm down.


Marta doesn't want to avoid difficult subjects in her work, but what seems more important for her is to search for positive emotions in everyday life. The form and technique of her work, bright, sublime colours, specific lightness of reception help to achieve this goal.

  • Marta Kochanek-Zbroja, Photo session, acrylic on canvas, 110 x 80 cm, 2015

    Marta Kochanek-Zbroja Photo session

  • Marta Kochanek-Zbroja, View tower, acrylic on canvas, 90 x 120 cm, 2015

    Marta Kochanek-Zbroja View tower

  • Marta Kochanek-Zbroja, Feast, acrylic on cnvas, 110 x 80, 2015

    Marta Kochanek-Zbroja Feast

  • Marta Kochanek-Zbroja, Afternoon, acrylic on canvas, 120 x 90cm, 2015

    Marta Kochanek-Zbroja Afternoon

  • Marta Kochanek-Zbroja, Hot dogs on the beach, acrylic on canvas, 90 x 120 cm, 2014

    Marta Kochanek-Zbroja Hot dogs on the beach

  • Marta Kochanek-Zbroja, Camera man, acrylic on canvas, 60 x 50cm, 2015

    Marta Kochanek-Zbroja Camera man

  • Marta Kochanek-Zbroja, Sunday, acrylic on canvas, 80 x 60 cm, 2015

    Marta Kochanek-Zbroja Sunday