Monika Lukowska is a printmaking artist, educator and academic from Poland currently based in Perth, Western Australia. She works as a sessional academic and research assistant at Curtin University and is a Print Council of Australia Representative for Western Australia. Monika teaches a wide range of printmaking workshops within Perth area.
About my practice
The principal themes that I explore in my works is the impact of place and its materiality on art practice. Direct and physical engagement with place through mindful walking practice assist me in understanding its character and specificity – culture, specific architecture, natural environment and materiality. My artworks are therefore conditioned by the complexity of place and become an emotive response to new and familiar environments. Through my work, I question how a sense of place, atmosphere, memories and sensations can be embedded within a printed surface
In my art process, I collect materials in form of photographs, drawings and video recordings, that are later used in my prints. I am especially interested in investigating the potential of merging digital and traditional printmaking processes.