"The streets were dark with something more than night." "A city no worse than others, a city rich an vigorous and full of pride, a city lost and beaten and full of emptiness. " Raymond Chandler


NOIR, what a word! The genre, the style, the stories, the movie odyssey, characters, the spiritual failure, the drama, the mystery of crime, the emanation of truth. Can I enter the realm of Noir armed only with a brush, oil colors and canvas? Can I, by using this traditional and noble painting technique, approach the heart of Noir? Can I tell my stories on a flat surface of the canvas where my characters cannot be animated like on a silver screen but are frozen in a mute space? I hope I can. I go on this journey with both anxiety and constructive confidence, searching for a sense of our culture and reality, seduced by the elegance of the world of this black and white illusion and metaphysical darkness. So here it is, my fiction.

MARIOLA Jaśko - she studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow where she obtained a degree in Studio Painting, prof. Adam Wsiolkowskiego. In 1995 he received the award "Special 94" - Legnica. In the years 1998-1999 the U.S. received a scholarship from Pollock-Krasner Foundation.

She has participated in many group exhibitions in Poland and abroad, among others in Bonn, Budapest, Birmingham, Seoul.

Organized solo exhibitions at the Gallery Pryzmat in Krakow (1994), at the National Gallery of Art in Legnica "Special 94" (1995), the Artemis Gallery in Krakow (1999), Gallery Effelsberg, Konigswinter, Germany (1999), Atelier HP Braun, Frankfurt am Main, Germany (2003), Zapiecek Gallery in Warsaw (2004), Gallery 2Swiaty in Krakow (2006, 2008), Siuta Gallery (2011) Krakow Gallery Dedo (2012) Krakow, Siuta Gallery (2012).

Latest group shows:

7 women, Konduktorownia Gallery, Częstochowa, Poland, 2015

"Magical Dreams" with Bator Gallery, a presentation of international surreal art 

Bator art Gallery, Szczyrk, Poland, 2015

The Center of Promotion of Culture, Praga, Warsaw, Poland, 2016

Wolnzach, Germany, 2016

Town Gallery of Art, Wrocław, Poland, 2016


IV Edition of Magical Dreams show:

Bator Art Gallery, Szczyrk, Poland, 2017

Dom Galerie, Wiener Neustadt, Austria, 2017

The Center of Promotion of Culture, Warsaw, Poland. 2018

Altes Rathaus, Wiechtach Germany, 2018

Sudliches Friesland Gallery, Zetel. Germany, 2018

ART MEETING 2019, Tomaszowice

Group show of new members of Krakow Art Association, Pryzmat Gallery, Krakow 2019

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