Hello, My name is Marta Bilecka. I graduated from Wladyslaw Strzeminski Academy of Fine Arts in Lodz (2002), Faculty of Graphics & Painting.
I use acrylic techniques. My paintings are available in my studio and in the Fine arts Auction Houses in: Warsaw - Desa Unicum, Lodz, Bydgoszcz and Sopot.
Now I work and live in Lodz, Poland.

Creative activities

The field of artistic exploration of Marta Bilecka’s paintings are two simultaneously developing trends: a metaphysical landscape - synthetic, economical in form, often of a symbolic nature and abstraction. In her initial period while inspired by surrealist art, Marta Bilecka painted mysterious, abandoned cities focusing on the theme of transience, but also the continuity of certain universal ideas, permanent elements of culture and civilization

Currently, the artist frequently returns to the "Waterland" series in which classical aquatic motifs prevail subject to modern reprocessing- presentation of rivers and endless, horizon reaching waters. In the landscapes of the "Waterland" series we also find geometrized architecture, labyrinths embedded in transparent water - a symbol of life's adventure and a search for proper paths as well as mystery and wisdom. The stairs reaching the depths invite us to use them and extending out to sea bridges can become a place of meditation and intimate, internal dialogue.

The author pays particular attention to the element of water which symbolizes life, purification and rebirth, but also instability, continuous fluctuation and change. It is an intermediate element between the ethereal elements i.e. air and fire, a permanent element - earth, and thus between life and death. Water also embodies a feminine element, a different aspects of femininity. Rivers are primarily a metaphor of a road, a journey, constant changes and a lapse of time.

The human figure rarely appears in the pictures and typically it is only a silhouette immersed in the landscape. The man is present in them through the reflection contained in paintings relating to human existence, emotions, feelings and thoughts.

In her paintings Marta Bilecka juxtaposes motifs borrowed from both the actual landscape and dreams. Metaphysical landscapes are characterized by unusual atmosphere and mystery. These are not places familiar from everyday experience, but spaces symbolically defining a life journey as well as a spiritual quest for self-awareness, finding the right paths. The presented places are far from urban bustle and mass culture. In her artistic exploration the author attempts to show the limitlessness of the universe. The artistic expression is combined with precision of detail. Dreamlike landscapes are reduced to the essentials - thought-out, structured compositions and simple forms.

 

CV:

Solo shows:
2017 - "Water Odyssey" New Gdynia Station | Lodz | Poland
2016 - "In Search of Mistery Beyond the Arctic Circle" | Scandic Ferrum | Kiruna| Sweden
2016 -
"Preview in Search of Mistery Beyond the Arctic Circle" | ELart Gallery | Lodz | Poland
2013 - "Dream Spaces" | Art Market Gallery | Lodz | Poland
2012 - Painting Exhibition | 8 Bitow Club | Poznan | Poland
2012 - Marta Bilecka recent works | Korzeniowa | Kazimierz Dolny | Poland
2011 - „Ghost Town” | 8 Bitow Club | Poznan | Poland

Group shows:
2016
- Third Independent Art Exhibition | Balucka Gallery | Lodz | Poland
2016
- Third Independent Art Exhibition | ASP Gallery | Lodz | Poland
2015 -
Second Independent Art Exhibition | Gallery 87 | Lodz | Poland
2015 - Second Independent Art Exhibition | Central Museum of Textile | Lodz | Poland
2015 -
Sensual woman and metaphysical spaces | S9 Galleri | Oslo | Norway
2015 -
Gallery Art Expo | Sovejen | Horning | Denmark
2014 -
Gallery Art Expo | Sovejen | Horning | Denmark
2014 -
Back to Nature | S9 Galleri | Oslo | Norway
2014 -
Private Collection of paintings the Majdans` Family called  - "ELanie" | Gallery 87 | Lodz | Poland
2014 - „
Magic worlds of women” | Kamienica Gallery | Lodz | Poland
2013 - „
Visions of the contemporary metropolis” | Adi Art Gallery | Lodz | Poland
2013 -
Bologna Children's Book Fair 2013- Illustrators' Wall – PolishBookArtForChildren | Italy
2013 -
Sensual woman & Metaphysical Spaces | Square Gallery ( Cane Factory ) | Warsow |   Poland
2013 -
Sensual woman & Metaphysical Spaces | Kamienica Gallery | Lodz | Poland
2012 -
Polish Bookart for Children | Seul | Korea:     http://kolekcja.bookart.pl/info/viewpub/tid/8/pid/15
2011 -
5th International Biennale of Children’s Book Illustration | Lisbon | Portugal
2011 -
Illustrations represented by Advocate Art com | England
2007
- Cooperation at creation of stage design Gala Dress to School in Expo Hall | Lodz | Poland
2002 - Diploma 2002 at Central Museum of Textile | Lodz | Poland
2000 - Painting Competition „Polish view on Holland” | Lodz | Poland

Publications:
2015
- Oxford encyklopedia 1st edition | Encyclopedia Personalities Polish Republic
2012 - encyklopedia Who is Who polish edition
2011 - quarterly magazine "Wyspa" 4 (20) | Warsaw | Poland
2010 - site and publishing house and  portal Tacyjakja.pl | Warsaw | Poland
2005 - „Wedrowka II” (Chapbook poetry )  published by Związek Literatów Polskich | Radom | Poland