Wiktoria Guzelf
Born in Warsaw, Poland.
Graduated Architecture studies at Warsaw Polytechnic School
Swiss resident since 1983.
Worked in different offices as an architect (in canton of Jura, Berne and Neuchâtel).
Creation of leather collage/compositions since 2005.
Member of Visarte – the Swiss Professional Association of Artists since 2018.

My creative art pieces are Collages exclusively created from leather.
The look and feel of leather fascinates puzzles, attracts and inspires me!
It is my wish to convey my feelings and emotions about some subjects, provoke reflections, astonish or surprise, and interact with other artistic techniques.
I often offer artistic compositions to be admired and interact with people’s feelings and emotions.
The titles of my art allow the viewer to interpret my work while stimulating their imagination.
Incorporated in my work are the use of spare pieces of leather from various tanneries but primarily I use second-hand clothes which I cut, renew and give them an artistic rebirth in a three-dimensional style.
The grains and thickness of the materials I choose, the play of colours creatively combine to obtain balance of perfect proportions which is an important role in my creative approach to my art.
My inspiration comes from the following artists: Pierre Soulages, Piet Mondrian, Frank Stella, Josef Albers, Arjan Janssen, Barnett Newman, Ellsworth Kelly
My creative process:
My first steps include freehand sketches, computer drawings and then manual integration with the leather.
The art includes various leather compositions some are flat; some are ruffled, woven or sewn.
It all comes together by arranging and attaching leather onto different mounting surfaces like EPS foam, cardboard, balsa, MDF sheets.

Recent exhibitions:

Collective exhibitions:
2021 XIII Florence Biennale, International Contemporary Art and Design Exhibition / Italy
Malamegi LAB 18, finalist, Imagoars Gallery, Cannaregio,Venice / Italy
Arthemis Gallery, Corcelles / CH
Absinthe Museum, Môtier / CH
2020 Contemporary Art Space Blitzartco, Genève/ CH
La Noctule Gallery, Champ-du-Moulin / CH
Gallery/Fondation Grand-Cachot-de-Vent / CH
2018 ArteSol Gallery, Solothurn / CH

Individuels exhibitions :
2021 Marval Gallery, Neuchâtel / CH
2020 Artis Gallery, Yverdon-les-Bains / CH
2018 L'Art en Soi Gallery, St-Blaise / CH
2015 - 2021 Migros Bank, Neuchâtel / CH: permanent exhibition


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