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Dominika Durtan is a Dubai-based artist, designer and illustrator. She was born and raised in Poland, but most recently lived in New York working as an art/creative director and freelance artist before moving to the UAE. She holds a Master of Arts diploma from the Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź, Poland (www.asp.lodz.pl).
Durtan has extensive training in a range of media including ceramics, computer graphics, pencil drawing, oil painting, sculpture, woodcarving, and watercolour painting, which she is most passionate about. She uses her many years of experience, tools acquired studying fine art and new technologies,to expand creatively and overcome new challenges. Her artworks have been displayed in both solo and group exhibitions, and her illustrations and photography have been published in books and magazines internationally. She has gained more than ten years of international creative and professional experience, having worked in the Middle East, Europe and North America for advertising agencies and publishers.
One of Dominika’s sources of inspiration is her home in northeast Poland (Masuria), a place that for her draws together a mixture of cultures with nature and she is influenced by the colours, shapes, smells, and sounds of everyday life she experienced growing up. The transition from small-town Masuria to big-city life is evident in her artwork, which encompasses a complexity of processes and development.
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