Kasia Breska

For A City Less City, Kasia created a mural which refers to the importance of urban design, where both, buildings and space between the buildings are considered and ‘measured’ against the human element, with all its complexities. The mural on Kirkgate is derived from the city’s strongest asset: its multicultural diversity where the ability of communication and cohabitation are at its core.

Artist Bio:

In the last few years my practice have been developing into the exploration of the subject of ‘space’ and environmental perception – how our approach to the space evolves with the change of physical, spatial arrangements, how does it affect our attitude towards the habitat and people within it? I am hugely interested in the aspect of image and its function within the public space, what happens when we are ‘exposed’ to colour and form, to the stimulative qualities of shape, line and combination of colours. These questions act as a ‘guide’ within my creative practice and within my approach to an image. In fact, I ‘see’ an image as a new habitat on its own, habitat for our mind and thought.

Taking the above into consideration, I have been working with abstract compositions, where I respond to the experience of being within certain space. For me, space can be physical or purely mind located. Each space is characterised by its three dimensional design, meaning, time, memories, feelings associated with it. All those qualities are at the core of my artistic interest.

My primary medium is drawing and mixed media – it allows me to work anywhere and develop ideas that eventually can be realised into a larger scale. Working with murals gives a unique opportunity to be engaged directly within the environment and change/influence it. It also gives me a chance to use large fields of colour and line on a scale impossible to achieve when restricted to a studio space. For me, the work within the public realm gives a chance to create an artwork for those who operate within that space and influence them through an image. When artwork is executed on a scale of a mural, instead of being exhibited in the space, it becomes the space. And for me that is a crucial difference between ‘framed fork’ and an image that lives and breathes with all the elements around it.

I am very passionate about the possibilities of developing our own human habitat into a space of creative stimulus that influences our attitude and in result our behaviour. My aim is to create an artwork that reflects the space’s elements (which includes physical and social aspects) and reflect on my own interpretation of that space and what meaning I want to ‘add’ through the artwork.

Website: www.pencilboxgirl.blogspot.co.uk