Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures

School of Design


Colour and Space

The School of Design enjoys a link with many departments internationally, and we’re delighted to be able to showcase the work of Małgorzata Dobrzyniecka – Kojder (Dean of the Faculty of Textile and Fashion and subject leader for the Painting and Drawing Studio) and Magdalena Kacperska from the Academy of Fine Arts, Lodz, Poland.

Both artists’ works oscillate around geometrical abstraction, exploring a visual method of conveying the principles governing painterly composition. Issues concerning form, colour combinations, tone and light alongside the challenges of spatial composition constitute the main objectives of their interests and practice .

colour and space, exhibition, University of Leeds, School of Design,

Małgorzata Dobrzyniecka – Kojder developed her own technique of multi-layered planes that subtly release patches of colour. By intermingling materials, the compositions reveal more and more geometric and linear forms which create further interactions of colour and space within the spatial plane. Her works are self-contained worlds, driven by intuitive approaches

Magdalena Kacperska is both a painter and printmaker. Her linocuts use geometrized form and colour. An equally important factor is a sense of light to construct planes and heighten illusory space. The artist juxtaposes forms, which invites an audience into a visual game. There is a dominant use of the colour blue in her works which for her is a symbol of infinity, duration and truth.

You can see their work on display in the Foyer Gallery, Clothworkers Building Central.

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