Once again here at Eye Flash, we have found an amazing artist to grace our front cover. Monika Kozac’s is an artist and illustrator from Poland who has seen her work appear in KALTBULT magazine, exhibited in Poland, and has a fierce following on social media. It’s not difficult to see why- her mix of vibrant colour and line work draws your attention and intrigue, and leaves you wanting to know more about the energy behind the image. Read below to find out more about Monika.
Can you tell us a bit about how you developed your style?
I have two styles: one is based on the raw energy and experiment, more dark and rough and the other one more on fashion and edgy pop art. They have both developed through many hours of drawing and thinking. I am always looking for something that can upgrade my style. I really concentrate on techniques and facture. I also like turning something ugly into something beautiful.
How has your work developed over time?
My work has developed naturally, it has just been changing because of practice and looking for the new inspirations, testing new ideas. Sometimes it fails, sometimes it leads to really great things. It has also grown with me over time.
What has been your biggest achievement so far?
My exhibition ‘RAW’
Where do you draw inspiration from?
My work is inspired by female power, sensuality, and freedom to be who we want to be, and by what I see as a raw energy within the female spirit. I am also interested in ethnic roots, native and singular cultures of the world. I am also strongly influenced by fashion and the way people style themselves and use it to elevate their own image into art. Also music, I love music. I am trying to see aesthetic in many things usually we could possibly see, but we do not.
What are your goals for the next year?
I hope I can finally live from my art (laugh), next exhibition and some collaboration, but I don’t want to jinx it
Can you tell us a bit about the piece on our front cover of issue four, ‘Sunflower’?
It was inspired by van Gogh sunflower and Schiele style but mixed with a modern twist. It also has mystery in it showing that what we perceive is not what it seems to be.