The inverse of Horaces ut
here we have painting like poetry, the poetry
of W B Yeats or Ezra Pound, for instance.
Indeed, one might say that Ewa Gargulinksa has
brought the poetry back into painting.
Poetry is a free association of idea and images
within a loose, but not altogether disconnected,
framework. Gargulinskas framework is classical
mythology, the sculpture representing it,
and modern psychology. These two are not
entirely alien to each other, as Freud has shown.
Of particular interest is the fact that the images
emerge out of the paint, as it were, and rarely
reach anything like naturalism.
This is truly painting poetry, the most fascinating
aspect of which is the emerging mirror-image.
Cyril Barret, Head of Philosophy
Campion Hall, Oxford