Inside the Studio

Visit with Zoë Pawlak

Head to visit the studio of Montreal-based painter Zoë Pawlak. Pulling inspiration from the experiences that make us human, from individual narratives related to the body to relationships with natural landscapes, she gives an inside look at her latest works.

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“My landscapes are about colour and feeling and expansive space.”

— Zoë Pawlak in ELLE Canada

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“The figurative work has a narrative element, a personal story, but also a universal story that we're all experiencing together.”

— Zoë Pawlak in rue magazine

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“The landscape work started in 2007, and that was made after I traveled across Canada. Canadians have this expansive landscape in our self-conscious and I wanted to explore that.”

— Zoë Pawlak in rue magazine

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