Polish painter, Grażyna Smalej, incorporates a variety of different styles in each one of her works. With a solid foundation in realism, she incorporates surreal and abstract elements to create flowing, expansive scenes in her paintings. Figurative elements become a jumping off point for a journey into a dream world where emotion and meaning is conveyed through color and rhythm.
Of her style, the artist says: “I move between different styles, combining abstraction with figuration. Concerning themes and my colour palette, I have no restrictions, with one exception: I avoid dramatics in depicted situations. Only the scale between extensive backgrounds and minor human figures or vehicles is constant. I am inspired by Dutch painting, especially by Peter Breughel. I like to think of my paintings as a kind of poetry without words.” [h/t artfucksme.com]