Dorota Borowa is a Polish artist based in Dublin. She received her MFA from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. Dorota has exhibited both in Ireland and abroad (e.g. Eight Gallery, Dublin, Ormond Studios, Dublin, m² Gallery, Warsaw, Platan Gallery, Budapest) and has been awarded a number of residency programmes. To date Borowa has received two scholarships from the Polish Ministry of Culture as well as the Individual Artist Bursary Award from the South Dublin County Council. In 2016 she was longlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize. Her work has been selected for the second issue of Bloomers Magazine (cover artist). Borowa's work was also recently featured in the film 'Monument' by award winning Polish director Jagoda Szelc. Dorota collaborates with m² Gallery in Warsaw.
By not planning the outcome, I hope to achieve the same coherence and objectivity that a random slice of nature (or a readymade) always posses. Gerhard Richter
Dorota works across a range of media including painting, printmaking, video and photography. All Dorota’s recent works are painted in partnership with the elements. The aim is to capture traces of the patterns which nature leaves in it’s path. Her paintings are the consequence of the reactions which are unleashed when mixing water and oil paints with chemical reactions separating the pigments. She does not have a preconceived image and this freedom allows her to accept the way the paint flows or to impose her own will. Her works become a place between accident and design, between acceptance and destruction.
Photo by Magda Drzewiecka.