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Iwona Lifsches


paintings and illustrations

BIO

I was growing up and studied fine arts in Poland, but live in Denmark.

My paintings reflect a Naive Art style, where my stories are told with a childlike innocence through subject, 

shape, and color.

My artworks are fabulously colorful and represent a simple, easily understood and often idealized scenes of everyday life with a touch of melancholy and humor.


In 2015 I illustrated children's book "Journey to the Land of Fairy Tales."

Awards:

Grand Prix at 7th International Festival ArtNaif in Poland, 2015

Public Award at International Art Naïf Exhibition, Saumur, France, 5th place

International exhibitions 2013 – 2020:

2020:

February 1st - 8th "Art Naïf, Art singulier" at Gallery Art&Miss in Paris, France

March 12th - May 22nd European Art Naif Art 2020 - The Eboli Gallery, Madrid, Spain

2019

June 7th - August 16th - 10th International Festival Art Naïf, Katowice, Poland

2018

January 2nd - 14th - "Art Naïf, Art singulier" at Gallery Art&Miss in Paris, France

2017

June 9th - August 18th - 10th International Festival Art Naïf, Katowice, Poland

August 12th - September 9th - 6th Naif Art Biennale Evere/Brussels, Belgium

September 16th - October 15th - 2nd International Art Globetrotter, Meiringen, Switzerland

2016

June 1st – 5th – International Exhibition in Burges, Belgium

June 10th - August 19th - 9th International Festival Art Naïf, Katowice, Poland

June 23rd - July 27th - International Art Naïf Exhibition, Saumur, France

September 9th – October 23rd - International Art Exhibition at The Waroux Castle, Belgium

November – Art Exhibition at Lauritz Auction House, Esbjerg, Denmark

2015

May (16-28) - Roma Piazza del Popolo: from Caravaggio to modern days, Rome, Italy

May (17-31) - Salon Naïf Kunst Im Quadrat, Gallery Gutman-Art, Berlin, Germany

June - 8th International Festival Art Naïf, Katowice, Poland (Grand Prix)

July – Art Monaco 2015, Monte Carlo, Monaco

2014 

December - L’exposition Internationale, Gallery Art&Miss, Paris, France

October - Salon d'automne de Coubron, France

September - The International Art Fair in Rotterdam, The Netherlands

July - The International Art Naïf Exhibition in Øksbol, Denmark

June - 7th International Festival Art Naïf in Katowice, Poland

2013

6th International Festival Art Naïf in Poland

The Story of Creatives in New York, USA

Art Naïf at Gallery Art&Miss in Paris, France

Variations in Bologna, Italy


The Story of Creatives in New York, USA

Art Naif at Gallery Art&Miss in Paris, France

Variations in Bologna, Italy

Art Presentation

For many years I was experimenting with different styles, techniques, and mediums. In the period of figurative art, I was trying to explore the color, light, space, composition in the scenes which bring the joys of painting closer to a spectator. Illustrations for children, my second passion, were leading me to the world of fairy tales and fantasy.

Suddenly I noticed that each of my paintings contains many of the traditional characteristics of naïvism: vibrant colors, child-like perspective and a lyrical affection to my countryside.

Finally, I found myself in naive art characterized by a refreshing innocence and the charming use of bright colors, child-like perspective, and idiosyncratic scale. It portrays simple, easily-understandable and often idealized scenes of everyday life. I love that peaceful interaction between nature, mankind and the animal kingdom.

Moodiness predominates, with cheerful sweetness in one work replaced by melancholy solemnity in another.  

My paintings bustle with color and excitement, brim with wry humor and candor, bubbles with unbridled empathy and love. They are a direct response to what is happening around me and to the emotions experienced every day.

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