Wela Elisabeth

Wela Elisabeth

Bouffémont, France

About Wela Elisabeth

WELA (Elisabeth Wierzbicka) - A Paris based Polish born painter and sculptor. Was born in Cracow in 1964. She studied at the Cracow Academy of Fine Art from 1984-1989. In 1989 she continued her training at the Ecole Superiore of Fine Art in Paris and started her career as an international artist in several countries. In her Paris studio she paints, draws and makes monumental installations, which borrow ideas from the surface, volume and materials in contemporary painting and sculpture. She works with memory and identity, erasing and dividing time.The artist aim is to co-create with the spectator the totality of the virtual reality of drawing, time and space. "My work focuses on the private et public space, it is a process of transformation of the site by the sculpture, the drawing, the volume, the color, the son... A first of all visual viewpoint the impression is that an abstracted and figurative semi sign choreography that I would have thrown on any materials, in a space two - or threedimensional. An interpretive viewpoint, these signs speak about memory, identity, the appearance, the deletion, the time, the nature...I like to integrate in my work several elements, even contradictory that are going to form a formal entity, a works to several aspects . For me the most interesting aspect of the work it is the multitude of meanings, that allows the different interpretations, the different discoveries thanks to the form and to the metaphor that it comprises and the report with the environment. The relationship between the form, the figure, the object, the bottom and the space is in my very important work. The dynamics of perceptive objects, their movement, the perceptive combat between the sign and the void base an alive structure.In my installations I invite the spectator to play with its clean perception, to discover the wealth of interactions between the different composing and on the conceptual plan, to discover thanks to metaphors, the multi senses of the work."


Cracow Academy of Fine Art from 1984 to 1989
Master of Art in Stanislaw Wejman studio in 1989
1990 - training at the Ecole Superiore of Fine Art in Paris


Future Shows: you can see the actualities in English : http://www.wela-art.com/


Individual Exhibitions:
2016 · French Institute, Cracow, Poland
2015 · Jola Sidi Gallery, Paris
2014 · BWA Gallery, Kielce, Poland - catalog
2013 · «Common Earth» (Wela and Shigeko Hirakawa), Museum of Japanese Art and Technology Manggha, Cracow, Poland - fold
2012 · Shangyuan Art Museum, Beijing, China
2011 · International Golf Club, Baillet-en-France
2008 · Orangery and Gardens of Auvers-sur-Oise Castle
2007 · Art Actuel Socles et Cimaises Gallery, Nancy
2006 · Monumental Installations for the Festival of Arts of the Street, Sotteville-les-Rouen
2005 · Cultural Space Martiar Taugourdeau, Bonneval (catalog)
2005 · 14th Theatrical Encounters, Jean Jaurès Space, Tomblaine / Nancy
2003 · Gallery-Studio Wela, Créteil
2000 · Gallery 13, Paris
1999 · Carrefour des Arts, Metz
1999 · Maison des Arts André Marlaux , Créteil
1999 · Cultural Space E.Leclerc « Pyramedias », Domont
1998 · Salon 101, Warsaw
1998 · BWA Gallery « U Jaksy », Miechow, Poland
1998 · Remp’Arts Gallery, Toulon, (catalog)
1998 · Cultural Space François Mitterrand, Boris Vian Gallery, Beauvais
1997 · Gallery-Studio Wela, Créteil
1996 · Pascal Vanhoecke Gallery, Paris
1994 · International Festival of the Woman’s Films, Maison des Arts, Créteil (catalog)
1996 · Polish Cultural Institute, London
1995/96 ·Jenner Gallery , Osterholz-Scharmbeck, Gemany
1995 · Tenri de Paris Gallery , French-Japanese Cultural Association, Paris
1995 · POSK Gallery, London
1995 · Bernanos Gallery, Paris

Groups Exhibitions: about 200 in diferents countrys

Public Achievements:
2013 Light Installation, Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology, Cracow, Poland
2012 Light Installation, Shangyuan Art Museum, Beijing
2011 Permanent interactive installation "The Whisperers", the Copernicus Science Centre, Discovery Parc, Warsaw
2011 Installation for Futuroscope, Poitiers
2011 Sculpture, Grojec Public Park, Poland
2009 Light Installation for Futuroscope, Poitiers
2008 Instalations, Auvers-sur-Oise Castle
2007 Installation, Luxembourg Gardins, Paris
2006 Monumental Installations for « Viva Cité » Festival, Sotteville-lès-Rouen
2005 Mural Frescos, Foyer Kellermann, Paris
2005 Mural Frescos, Foyer Charles Albert Houette, Sartrouville
2001 - 6 Paintings et Mural Fresco, Société "Power Group", Paris
2000 Mural Fresco, Collège Saint Joseph, Cachan
1998 Mural Fresco, Société "La Pieuvre", Paris