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Hey! My name is Marta Witkiewicz and I’m a traditional artist, illustrator, and writer in love with the word “Magic”. I was born in Poland but the chase after dreams took me places. Currently, I live in Madrid, Spain.

Growing up in the Slavic countryside surrounded by forest, animals, and vast fields ingrained in me a deep love and respect for the natural world. Without access to many goods, I’ve been spending time creating and living my own fantastic stories. This strong desire to be able to create on paper everything I imagine pushed me to leave my country in search of knowledge, techniques, and tools.

During the time of atelier-style education focused mostly on strict classical approaches, my heart was divided between the beauty and excellence of fine art and the unrestricted imagination of fantasy illustration. In my personal works, I aim to blur the edges between them – using the foundations I’ve learned and storytelling to create imaginative worlds and characters.

I’m working mostly in graphite at the moment. Its range of subtle shades allows me to convey this dreamlike, almost ethereal atmosphere which I love. Since I work in a rather low-key scheme, people who describe my works often use words like “soft”, “delicate”, and “velvety”. It seems that softness became my trademark.

In my works, I seek the feeling I have when I immerse myself in fantasy stories that give this thrill as if something magical was about to happen. I’m attracted to the unknown and I’d like to capture this moment right before the secret is about to be discovered. I want to grasp and spread the sparkle that makes people dream, wonder, and believe that everything is possible.

I invite you to take a walk through parts of my world. You will find there my love for nature, folklore, mythology, and stories full of magic. I am very grateful for all the support you give me because this helps me to keep doing and sharing with you what I love. I hope that looking at my art will ingrain in you this spark of magic and a sense of wonder that I feel every time I create a new piece of art. Allow yourself to dream and let it drive you

Group Exhibitions

2022

“Hanafuda” – Haven Gallery, New York, US

“Brings May Flowers” – Arch Enemy, Philadelphia, US

“Hans Christian Anderson” – Haven Gallery, New York, US

“Vanguard” – Outre Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

“Unnatural Histories” – Antler Gallery, Portland, US

 Newbie November – Everyday Original

2021

“Bestias Pardas” – ESDIP, Madrid, Spain

“Spotlight Showcase” – Arch Enemy Arts, Philadelphia, US

“Monochromagic 4” – WOWxWOW, online show

“Poison Garden” – Antler Gallery, Portland, US

“Of land, sea & sky” – Haven Gallery, New York, US

“Little Big VI” – Haven Gallery, New York, US

“Labyrinth of dreams” – WOWxWOW, online show

 

Recognitions/Press

Podcast Interview at Drawing Inspiration

Full spread Feature in ImagineFX magazine

Feature in Infected by Art vol 9

Feature in Infected by Art vol 10

Feature in Infected by Art vol 11

Feature at Supersonicart

Chesley Award Nominee – Best monochrome unpublished, 2020

Runner up at Smartschool Art prize, July 2021

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Marta Witkiewicz

I invite you to take a walk through parts of my world. I hope you will take a spark of magic with you 😉

E: hello@martawitkiewicz.com