Stream Orthodox Church Linden
Professor Marian Czapla
Studio of Painting
Urszula Łojko-Smogorzewska has surprised everyone with her painting talent right
from the beginning of her education at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. She has
expanded it, conducting ceramic experiments with colour which lead to surprising,
innovative achievements, unparalleled in traditional ceramics.
Urszula Łojko-Smogorzewska has also expanded her creative efforts in the field
of textiles, batik in particular, in which she has also achieved excellent results.
Aware of her uncommon talents, she has worked with doubled energy, discovering
new, surprising artistic capabilities with every passing year.
In Urszula’s painting space is of an abstract nature which highlights the meaning
of the depicted objects. This is evident in her degree piece, where the main motif
of her painting investigation is the Orthodox church of St. Parascheva in Łopienka,
in the Bieszczady Mountains.
The dynamism of her paintings is highlighted by the unique range of colours
selected individually for each painting. The formal simplicity of the object and
space produces a puzzling ambiguity upon reading the paintings. The mature
subjectivism of the author enables the viewer to experience the metaphysical
dimension present in these paintings, and thanks to this they offer an innovative
B. 1985, studied at the Faculty of Painting of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw
(2006–2011), and graduated with honours in six fields: easel painting, visual activities
and structures studies, artistic textiles, ceramics, drawing and theory. She received
a scholarship from the Minister of Culture and National Heritage in the academic
year 2009/2010. Her creative output includes oil and ceramic paintings, batiks,
and pieces presented in numerous individual and group exhibitions.