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Polish-Canadian artist Magda Zak announces first Irish solo exhibition on March 22nd in Dublin

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DSCF8227[1]Polish-Canadian artist Magda Zak announces details of her first Irish solo exhibition ‘Zemsta’. Taking its title from the Polish word for “revenge”, Magda Zak’s collection leap-frogs from captivating portraits through expert life drawings to evocative abstracts, showing the depth, breadth and skill of this remarkable emerging artist.

Zemsta’ – A new exhibition of paintings by Magda Zak
 March 22nd, 2014.
Location: Cobalt Café, 16 North Great George’s Street, Dublin 1 @ 7pm

Polish-born, Toronto-raised Magda moved to Dublin in 2013 to work full-time as an artist, having fallen for the city during a visit here five years ago. Living in Temple Bar and with a studio in Christchurch, she has immersed herself in her surroundings in preparation for this, her first major Irish exhibition.

Magda won the first-ever scholarship to the prestigious Academy of Realist Art in Toronto, but until that point she was self-taught and proudly uninhibited by formal training. Her art walks a path of its own, but nonetheless shows scrupulous attention to detail and skill, from painstakingly detailed portraiture to dreamy abstracts. Zemsta is a mosaic of Magda’s work from the past four years, on display in Ireland for the first time.

She says, “The show is a compilation of the trials and errors of the past four years, since I decided to give art ‘another go’, therefore it’s more eclectic in nature rather than themed. For me, it’s all about experimentation, while retaining a certain edge and darkness.”

Magda has exhibited in a number of small galleries in Toronto. Her abstract piece ‘Wind’ appears on the cover of Dublin band The Pale’s 2011 album, I Woke Up and I Was Gone. She acted as art director for the forthcoming Canadian film La Beau Risque, which also features her work.

For more details about the exhibition and to see Magda’s body of work, visit www.magdazak.com