Kasia Turajczyk is a painter of colours and strange imaginary stories and works in a variety of mediums and forms including figurative and abstract paintings, collage, installations, murals and video art. As an artist she tends to work in cycles and has completed a number to date; The Peter Pan Series, Metropolis Series, Eye Series, Devon Series, Contemporary Art in the Community (video art project) and ther Brain Series.
She truly believes in the power of dreams and the need to play, to create and to live outside the narrow parameters that politics sets down for us in our everyday lives. Her new series ‘Return Of Peter Pan’ is a typical example of this and here’s what she has to say about it:
Do we really have to give up our dreams and allow society to rule our lives?
It starts from the moment that we are born: “You have to do so, you have to behave in this way, you can’t say that, you can’t do that, don’t look like that, don’t move, don’t cry, don’t laugh, don’t think, don’t breath”.
The best way to survive in this world it is to find your inner child and escape into that reality; hide there and wait till the end of your life. Puella aeterna and puer eaternus are the heroes of my new series entitled ‘Return of Peter Pan’. They are not present in these paintings; you can’t find their faces at surfaces or in the background. They are invisible; only their souls are smiling to us.
I think that becoming a mature person isn’t a synonym for better. To stay a child for ever is only the one possible alternative to survive in this horrible world.
Live Long Peter Pan! The true inspiration/ the initiator of this series is Lesiu Orzesiu, my son. Thank you my Orzesiu for your great idea. The puppets, the teddy bears, the toys, the girls and boys are telling their own unique stories.
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