Serce Człowieka

Joanna Woś grapples with the topics of repression, the substitutes for our needs, and shame and emotional trauma – often drawing from the aesthetics of historical paintings and applying past symbolism in order to criticize current perspectives. In her latest series of paintings, she reflects upon topics related to spiritual and corporal experiences and their relation to a modern human’s sensitivity and anxiety concerning survival in an increasingly uncertain social and political context. Much like in medieval eschatology, she focuses on the soul – emphasizing its duality and suggesting a human possesses two or more souls: one associated with the body and its functions, with the other free to journey and escape the body.