Gabriela Jolowicz artworks and editions
Gabriela Jolowicz is a contemporary artist born in 1978 in Salzgitter, Germany. She studied at the Academy of Visual Arts in Leipzig. The artist deals exclusively with the traditional technique of woodcut, which is considered the oldest method of image reproduction.
In her artworks and editions, the artist mostly captures trivial fleeting observations of modern everyday life. The scenes in my woodcuts are based on actual events. The various parts of an image can be reconstructed from any of the following sources: my memory, online search engines, book illustrations, my own photographs, life drawings, found materials, conversations, or imagination. Stylistically, the entire history of art can serve me as a pattern book", explains the artist. Both the choice of motifs and the presentation of her works in black and white are initially reminiscent of popular contemporary media such as comics or graphic novels. Jolowicz designs her works directly on the print medium. In her monochrome woodcuts, she combines various perspectives and different editing techniques, blurring the line between reality and fantasy.
Gabriela Jolowicz has teaching positions at the Hochschule für Künste Bremen and at the Universität der Künste Berlin. Her works has been shown in numerous international group and solo exhibitions. Among others, at the Museum der Bildenden Künste in Leipzig, the International Print Center New York and the Museo Nacional de la Estampa in Mexico City. Currently, the artist lives and works in Berlin.