Dingo Exhibiting at Artisan Gallery Brisbane from 10th of July 2020
Beata Batorowicz is a contemporary artist working in textiles and sculptural installations which explore visual storytelling through European fairytales, mythology and folklore. Born in Poland and arriving in Australia at the age of five, Batorowicz creates symbolically charged narratives that interweaves her cultural heritage with her mythology of being the discontented daughter of the late Twentieth century German artist Joseph Beuys. In this fiction, Batorowicz presents dichotomies between the father and daughter, the male and female and the German and Polish within the historical context of WWII. Batorowicz's art practice emphasises the poignant role of subtextual narratives in dispelling the grand narratives of Western art history. Her works such as 'The Trickster' apply personal and mythical stories to create slippages and other spaces where the rich complexity of cultural, historical and gender tales can be retold and experienced in terms of imaginative realms.