Zuzanna Salamon

Zuzanna Salamon

Aberdeen, Reino Unido

Zuzanna Salamon

I'm currently a 4th year Painting student at Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen, Scotland. Born in Katowice, Poland, I finished my secondary and high school education in the High School of Fine Art (Ogólnokształcąca Szkoła Sztuk Pięknych) with the specialisation in Silversmithing and diploma in Painting and History of Art. Between January and June 2019 I was part of the Erasmus+ exchange at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague where I worked in the Meduna and Petr Dub painting studio.

​My current studio practice focuses on depicting trees that have been moved and transplanted elsewhere which symbolises my dislocation from home and living in a foreign country.

The reality of my works falls between the boundary of the real and imaginary world and fuses elements from both. This creates a poetic sensibility that often feels dreamlike. I am often staging, or adding to, already existing scenes to create my compositions. The metaphors and symbols that appear in my works come from my own experience of longing for a homeland and Slavic culture which consists of rituals involving worshipping the elemental grandeur of nature. Therefore, a symbolism of trees, cut roots, and fallen leaves often appear in my work as a repeatable concept that reflects on human life and emotions. In my work, trees and roots are often dramatically separated from each other, which acts as a figurative depiction of the experience of cultural displacement. This emotional consternation often leads to attempts to find and form new cultural connections. This is reflected in my practice by symbolic depictions of processes such as roots adapting to new soil and trees trying to grow new branches.

My works can be found on my Instagram art account :
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