Aga Kubish ARE
Born in Poland, Aga Kubish ARE is a graduate of the Warsaw University of Technology and the Polish-Japanese Institute of Information Technology, and currently lives in North Somerset. A fine artist and illustrator, her unique and easily recognisable style can be described as both botanical and architectural.
In March 2020, after a few years of illustration and digital graphics, Aga was turned to printmaking. Fascinated with carving, large scale lino blocks and detailed fine lines she found her new way of artistic expression. Searching for a balance between light and shadows linoprinting brings a new form of exploration to her artworks.
Aga’s style is traditional, using the style of old engravings and dotwork (also known as pointillism) as well as the hatching technique, which involves creating many lines and dots in black or brown ink over hundreds of hours. Aga lists her influences as Albrecht Durer, Hokusai Katsushika and Alphonse Mucha, and her favourite subjects as “plants and architecture, specifically England landscapes, sea monsters and old buildings.” “The City of Birds” a 100×70 cm linocut print, is definitely one of her more notable pieces.