ABOUT MALARKA

Few years back I started looking for a way to combine two of my favourite activities: painting and visual identity design, which seemingly serve different purposes. The first – a bit self-absorbed, kind of impractical process and one that should supposedly be simple, functional and communicative for others. On top of that, I had a dream to travel and work freely…

This is how ‘Malarka’ (‘Paintress’ and also a jargon for ‘paint job’ in Polish) was brought to life. To put it simply, it is my artistic alias and project dedicated to creating images for the places I visit. Each artwork is later embedded at the chosen location.
 
It started off as a ‘forget-me-not’ and ’want-to-give-something-in-return’ art projects during one holiday trip. I painted a set of ceramic tiles and fixed them on walls, so they would correspond with the surroundings. With time, all the places from my travels became an inspiration for new works. In each painting I play with shapes of iconic monuments, sights and colors or refer to the historical background. The cities in which Malarka’s artworks can be found today are Berlin, Paris, Madrid, Lisbon, Warsaw, Riga and many more…
The idea of embedding dedicated artwork in the public space became a way to leave the studio, express myself and connect with the world. Today the whole experience is an inseparable part of my travels and the project is growing with every visit.
Check out the map below to find Malarka’s exact whereabouts: