Hanna Ilczyszyn


When I paint, I usually think of a perfectly peaceful moment, I imagine myself in a field, alone. It’s just before dusk, when the sun slowly goes down and the last rays of light kiss the ground. There is a certain stillness at this time of the day and a beautiful light. You know it will get dark soon, so you should probably go home soon, but you also want this moment to last. I think the feeling of that precise moment, hanging between light and darkness, is something I try to convey with my work. Similar to the impression of waking up from a very vivid dream, when we are still figuring out whether we are still asleep or already awake, and somehow the unconscious story of our dream still lives inside us. A moment in between, already slipping away from us and therefore charged with nostalgia. (Hanna Ilczyszyn)