Baśka Szóstak is a mixed media artist and muralist. Irish born to Polish parents, moved to Canada in 2019, she is currently residing in Hamilton ON, Canada. Her work is multi dimensional and expressive, creating emotive and captivating stories in her art. Using strong colours, textures and narrative in her her art her current work focuses on the theme of immigration, fitting into a new land, a new world. Using intuition, geographical surroundings and emotions she creates symbolic imagery to convey her stories. Past work has been expressive mountain-scapes and magical skies with her bright orange cranes as the narrator. Her current work examines portraiture and symbolism in the subject of 'Transplant'. Using expressive colour, brush, line and storytelling she uses her art as a way to externalize and problem solves what it is to be re potted in a human sense.
Goals and Current - Having exhibited in BC, Ontario and Ireland Baśka hopes to show her work through mural and community art as well as gallery exhibitions. Her work includes painting, drawing, textiles, and digital illustration and design. Currently she is on the roster to paint at the street art festival Upfest (UK) 2022. As well as being a live illustrator for Sofar Toronto. Aspiring art department/production designer for film, TV and theatre.