Lidia Snitko-Pleszko graduated from the faculty of Interior Design of Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw in 1974. She studied painting under direction of prof. B. Urbanowicz and prof. I. Wilczynska.
In the initial period of her artistic work she dealt with interior designing, and its elements ( i.a.chandeliers and mosaics)She got to the bottom of secrets of artistic metal-works, and forged her projects personally in sheet copper („ Framing with peacocks” in cafe in Gołdapia, decorative forms for institutions and offices in Poland, including Warsaw.) She was constantly looking for new means of expression. She tried oil and pastel painting and portrait, which has become her main field of interest since 1985. She hasbeen fascinated with colour and stroke. She specialises in portrait, which she paints using different techniques. She participated in tens of common exhibitions. She had also chance to show her works during several individual exhibitions, alsoabroad.
Lidia Snitko-Pleszko was granted scholarship of Ministry of Culture and Art., and she was awarded the prize in Polish nationwide contest of picture related with Easter, organized by ZPAP (Union of Polish Artists) in 2000.
Irena Klisowska-Filipczuk about Lidia's work
|To „understand”,embracing with a wide glance, landscapes and studies from the nude painted by Lidia Snitko-Pleszko ,it is enough to listenintently to the unity of climate, which makes her works distinguishable.
A female nude is the main pretext and perspective of vision in paintings and drawings of the artist. These do not exhaust all the artist,s possibilities. Landscape character of her paintings and the stamp of emotions, emanate equally strongly from bigger oil-paintings, where focussing of attention on monumental nature is connected with a strong concentration.
And yet, everywhere, contemplation of the form-both in studies from the nude and landscapes – draws the artist into the world of sensuality, making the surrounding world free, by painting or drawinggestures, from the dignity of existence. The artist, showing great easiness, introduces us into an atmosphere ofburlesque, lightness and sometimes meditation. Into the world of specific female melancholy.
Femine chatacter of the painting becomes, on the other hand, a splendid grou nd work for weaving a tale only by painting, releasing richness of means of expression and many shades of constructing painting and drawing areas. And thus, by stratifi cation of many sketches, drawings and studies leads to independent pictures. A thematic evolution – concentrated on the value of land scape and human figure – shows, at the same time, a varioety of the applied means.