24 Feb 2021 to 24 Apr 2021
All Images courtesy of JGM Gallery
Karolina Albricht’s paintings derive from a private imaginative space. Continuously, she’s negotiating new configurations of form, colour and surface. Painting, to her, is an attempt to generate an active space, an environment which can be perceived and responded to through our intellectual and physical faculties, through the sum of our senses.
“OFF-BEAT is a result of my recent thoughts on several interconnected themes, one of these being painting and music; the terms of their relationship, how they lend each other their elemental structures, rhythms and tensions. What interests me in particular is how, simultaneously, they relate and respond to the body, and how they deviate from the patterns they create.” Karolina Albricht 2021
“During my final studio visit to Karolina ahead of her exhibition I was blown away by these paintings, each time my eyes settled on a work another was revealed. I recall going from the largest canvases to the smallest, painting on a range of scales, you might expect there to be some loss of intensity or restriction of composition but I found myself going from one to the other, so much to look at and ‘be with’ in each. One of the great pleasures of running and owning JGM Gallery is the time it allows me to be with different artists work and I really can’t wait to spend more time with these paintings.”
– Jennifer Guerrini Maraldi, Gallery Director
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Karolina Albricht, b. 1983, Krakow, Poland.
Karolina Albricht (b. 1983 in Krakow) is a London based artist and curator. She graduated with an MA from The Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow in 2008, prior to that she completed Socrates- Erasmus at ArtEZ Institute of Fine Arts in Arnhem, the Netherlands in 2007. In 2020 she finished Turps Studio Programme in London.
Her recent exhibitions include Dear Painting at Nordic Art Agency, Malmo, Adazzle at JGM Gallery, London and Catamaran at Thames Side Studios Gallery, London. Her awards include ArtGemini Prize, Tyson Awards (selected by Liz Gilmore). She was shortlisted for RA Summer Exhibition, Threadneedle Prize and National Open Competition.