Edyta Hul was born in 1986 in Dobre Miasto, Warmia, Poland. In 2012 she graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk, studying Painting. Edyta has participated in several individual and group exhibitions. Her work has featured in many Art Festivals and Biennales such as the X International Miniature Biennial in Poland. She participated in the Artist in residence Program Q21 at MuseumsQuartier in Vienna, Austria. Edyta has been awarded scholarships by The Federal Ministry of European and International Affairs (2019) as well as The Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage (2020). Edyta currently lives and works in Warsaw.
Edyta’s multilayered paintings are personal and intimate recordings of her current passions and emotions. Driven by a need of technological search, Edyta keeps exploring possibilities using different painting techniques. Her curiosity and boldness leads to ever changing, dynamic paintings.
Edyta places great emphasis on pushing boundaries and taking risks while searching for new expressions in her paintings. Her method relies heavily on dexterity, playing with different forms, shapes and paint. Painting with many layers allows her to obtain a desired depth, heaviness and density in her work.
Edyta’s focus is on the process rather than a certain outcome. She often displays more material interest and emphasises on the differences between fragments of one image or the preservation of one small effect, rather than the final consonance of the whole. This creates a specific impression of chaos and dynamic in her work.
Edyta combines memories and ideas to determine a narrative in her work. Far from being literal, she creates mysterious and veiled stories. She sees her process like a journey through an unknown, perhaps somewhat hypothetical or fairy-tale world, where seemingly ordinary objects acquire new amazing forms and proportions:
“I like to put different tensions and emotions into organic shapes. Numerous quotes from the world of plants, organs and creatures that I read and understand easily, I try to translate into semi-abstract forms. Sometimes, I refer to the content of human cultural heritage, mystical symbolism, mythology and psychology.” – Edyta Hul