Marcelina lives and works in between Kraków, Poland and Brighton, UK, and works with mixed media approaches to print, painting, and drawing. We love the way she draws inspiration from her Polish heritage and often portrays women on their own touching on themes of self acceptance and body positivity.read more >
Of her work, she has said: “I like to play at the tense borders between lust and innocence; joy and sadness; fun and pain. My interest in juxtaposition comes from my origins and fascination with East European culture which was eloquently described by Grayson Perry as nowhere else where ‘such horrific grief be met with such fairy-tale romanticism.’”
Additionally, she has said, “Although some of the subjects I take on are often quite dark I like to think that there is some humour and light in my finished artwork.”
Marcelina has exhibited across the UK and internationally. Her artwork has been published in various magazines and online platforms including Vogue, Refinery29, The NY Times, Der Spiegel, and Ballad Of Magazine. In 2017 she was a featured artist at the London Illustration Fair, and a year later was Saatchi Art’s featured ‘Artist in Spotlight’ at The Other Art Fair in Bristol. In addition to creating artwork, she is a founder of art-brand Mesh Studio.
We’ve been working with Marcelina Amelia since 2016.< read less