Anna Wypych is based in Poland, paints realistic portraits in the traditional oil technique. Her art contains elements of hiperrealizm, surrealism and expressionism. Characteristic for her are philosophical texts, which always complements her works. Anna Wypych received the master’s degree from the Academy of Fine Arts in 2011. During her studies received eight national awards and grants. Wypych won the Grand Prix in the national competition „Artistic Journey of Hestia 2010”, „Pomeranian Artistic Hope 2011” and the Certificate of Excellence, Palm Art Award 2012, Germany. Wypych painting is included in the permanent collection of the European Museum of Modern Art, Barcelona in Spain, and National Museum in Gdansk, Poland. She presented her works at many juried exhibitions including: „BP Portrait Award 2014”, National Portrait Gallery, London; „Modportrait 2014” Foundation Bantierra, Zaragroza, „Women Painting Women 2014” Principle Gallery Charleston, SC USA, „The Elite of Contemporary art from Realism to the High Definition.” The National Museum of History of Moldova, Chișinau, Moldova; “Something more than realism … VIII”, Zaragoza, Spain, and 11 International 2014-2015 ARC Salon” the Salmagundi Club, New York, NYC, USA, “Modportrait 2016” IAACC Pablo Serano, Instituto Aragones de Arte y Cultura Contemporaneos, Zaragoza, Spain. Recognized as the ARC Living Master the Art Renewal Center. She has presented her work in galleries and museums in Europe and the USA. She lives and works in Gdynia.
Artist Statement for “Creature”:
“I’ve noticed that my paintings are arranged in a train of thought, and often their meanings follow from one to the next, and together, forming a story. In previous paintings I shared, thinking about how sometimes we pretend something is in front of ourselves, and about how it is healthy to check what is under our private mask, which we wear looking into a mirror. Sometimes it is good to look at that part of ourselves, which we do not fully accept, the ugly part of us. When you see your inner monster, what could you do with it? I’m not an idealist, so I think we can only change its shape, but the monster deep inside us will always be there. We cannot delete it. So there are two choices: ignore the monster, or tame it, at least a little bit. I took away a bit of the seriousness from my monster.”