Tamara Berdowska is one of the most original representatives of geometric abstraction not only in Poland, but also in an international perspective. Like for some of the pioneers of abstraction, for her the image was meant to be a way of breaking away from individually and empirically lived experience, of discovering invisible but existing principles. The concepts that arise in the imagination, devoid of any reference to sensory reality, are realised in cycles, elaborated in many resulting variations. One image gives birth to another, until a sense of fulfilment of the idea emerges and the need to move on to the next stage begins to parent. The work evolves not within the framework of a created system, but according to the development of the artist herself, for whom it is important to sense the vividness and authenticity of her own creation.
"New and the newest images", Piekary Gallery, Poznań, Poland drawing on foil; 52x42x23 cm
"Insomnia", Artemis Gallery, Krakow, Poland
"Tamara Bardowska - painting, Leszek Oprządek - sculpture", PPP Gallery, Bielsko Biała, Poland
Idea a Form ”, Polish Institute in Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovakia
„Im Bewustsein der Zusammenhange”, Muzeum w Bochum, Bochum, Niemcy
4th International Biennial of Graphics and Drawing, Katowice, Poland