Bringing the Art out of a gallery into the street. Into homes, houses, coffee shops.
Into the places where life goes on.
Making each morning wake-up a start of a new wonderful journey.
Working, to make every thought and action soaked in with the sparkle of creation.
Enjoying yourself, to shine with light. Being sad, to be able to smile through the tears.
The sadness, to be the source of wisdom and strength.
(Creative Credo by Danuta Antas-Wozniewska)
Born in 1961, Danuta Antas, fine art photographer, graphic designer, Art teacher, English philologist, writer and poetress, lives and works in Bydgoszcz, Poland. She works as a freelance graphic artist, sharing her time between graphic design commercial projects and her beloved creative work - fine art photography, writing, drawing and painting.
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It is hard to write about yourself in a few words, as whatever we would write seems to be inadequate to the real life we have behind ourselves. It would be trivial to say that art has always been my passion, as it has. I may only say about things that matter to me. My driving force has always been search of wisdom and knowledge, according to Rabbi Nahman's saying that "if you won't be better tomorrow than you were today, then what do you need tomorrow for?” The need to understand, first myself and then the world I live in, which means basically people living in the same world as me, led me to study Fine Arts, history of Art, Art Education, English Philology and British Cultural Studies I perceive life as a constant creation and mystery and such is my approach to the creative process, whether it is photography or any other medium I use to express myself. For that reason I do not want to limit myself to one theme of interest and thus in my portfolio you may find photographic works of various subjects. The common feature of all my photographs is light understood and treated by me in both ways, as a physical and spiritual one. My major inspiration comes from nature, deep observation of life as well as from meditation. What I really want to share with others by means of my creative work is the sense of beauty hidden in ordinary as well as things that are common to each single person no matter where they live, what culture they come from, what is their education or profession. Everyone needs to be loved, everyone fears living on this planet. We don't differ as much as we claim we do.
I hope you will enjoy the time spent while visiting my photographic portfolio. Thank you in advance for every comment on my work you may leave on my fine art photography blog.
2003-2005 Nicolaus Copernicus University of Torun - British Cultural Studies at English Philology Faculty - MA degree
2000-2003 Adam Mickiewicz University of Poznan - English Philology - BA degree
1983-1989 Nicolaus Copernicus University of Torun - Graphic Arts, Printmaking and Art Education at Fine Arts Faculty - MA degree
1976-1981 Fine Art High School in Bydgoszcz - A-levels
2015 October - November - Exhibition THE ENERGY OF TREES / Youth Culture Centre / Bydgoszcz, POLAND
2015 September - Exhibition VIPPASSANA / NATURE'S RHYTHMS / Bydgoszcz University Library / Bydgoszcz, POLAND
2015 VIPPASSANA - NATURE'S RHYTHMS / Solo exhibition / Museum of Photography / Bydgoszcz, POLAND
2014/02/12 THE ENERGY OF TREES - Solo Exibition at Bydgoszcz University Library, POLAND
20 13 TOWARDS LIGHT - MYSTIC LANDSCAPES - Solo Exhibition at The Museum of Photography in Bydgoszcz, POLAND
2011/12 THE ENERGY OF TREES - Solo Exhibition - Parque Biológico de Gaia, PORTUAL
2011 PORTRAIT 10th National Exhibition - Kolo, POLAND
2010 HALLO the exhibition of self-portraits representing local artists' community from Bydgoszcz - BWA City Gallery Bydgoszcz, POLAND
1989 DIPLOMA '89 Group Exhibition Of Fine Art Faculty Graduates - BWA City Gallery Torun, POLAND
1989 CUPRUM 4th Nicolaus Pruzi Biennial of Graphic Arts in Intaglio Techniques - Lubin, POLAND
1989 The 15th International Independent Exhibition of Prints - Kanagawa, JAPAN
1988 ARSENAŁ '88 Juried National Exhibition of Young Polish Artists - Warsaw, POLAND
2015 International Photography Awards (IPA) USA - Two Honorable Mention Awards for 2 works - Abundance in Fine Art Abstract category and Water Concerto Fine Art Abstract category
2012 International Photography Awards (IPA) USA - Two Honorable Mention Awards for 2 series of works, five works each, Path in Non-pro Fine Art Landscape category and Seasons in Non-pro Nature Trees category.
2011 International Photography Awards (IPA) USA - Two Honorable Mention Awards in Non-pro Fine Art Landscape category for Awakening and El Paradiso Mio
2011 PORTRAIT 10th National Exhibition - Kolo, POLAND - Finalist - featured work Study At Morning Coffe
2011 Prix De La Photography Paris (PX3) - all 4 submitted images nominated to the Official Selection Winner category in non-Professional, Fine Art category
2009 My work MONIQUE has been featured with The Photo Of The Month on ISO400.pl B&W Photography Online Gallery
2009 L'ESPRIT PHOTO Exhibition of Female's Portraits and Nudes - Warsaw, POLAND - Finalist
1989 CUPRUM 4th Nicolaus Pruzi Biennial of Graphic Arts in Intaglio Techniques - Lubin, POLAND - Sponsor's prize
1989 The 15th International Independent Exhibition of Prints - Kanagawa, JAPAN - Finalist
1988 ARSENAŁ '88 Juried National Exhibition of Young Polish Artists - Warsaw, POLAND - Finalist
My original works, intaglio prints, oil paintings as well as prints of my photographic works have been purchased by galleries and private collectors worldwide.