Weronika Wisz was b. in Cracow, Poland is an artist exploring the ideas of beauty. Having grown up in big, crowded city surrounded by all the people was fascinating and she found herself being drawn to them. The most interesting aspect of people, was all the differences between them. When she moved to Cheltenham, England where she studied at University of Gloucestershire, her perception of society and differences changed. She understood that the idea of beauty varies depending eg. on the country, culture etc.
Her practice entails the ideology of social standards of beauty. She explores the correlation between imperfections and perfections, features that define someone as beautiful but are different from others, enhancing and celebrating their unusual characteristics. The painting’s layers upon an organic base translate to that of a person’s appearance and personality, uncovering the truth about their portrayal. The verso of the painting is integral part of her work. She explores the relationship between each of these layers; surface, pattern, portraiture and translucency and develop an essence of balance. There are also relations between the linear and the realistic, the flat and the sculptural, the basic and the detailed, the translucent and the camouflaged that she tries to uncover.