My name is Gosia Aniolkowska , known as Gotcha.
Born in Warsaw in 1983 / Poland. Currently working and living in Milano / Italy.
After finishing the University of Southampton / UK – Graphic Design and University of Design in Łódź / Poland – Product Design started working full time as a graphic designer for many various companies and individual customers.
During all my life I continuously searching new ways to express my creative ideas though Fine Art and Photography. From the early childhood I didn’t put the pencils and photo camera away. Attended many workshops and courses – live drawing, painting, paper crafting, models making, and many more. During my travels and searches around Europe discovered Linocut printing … and fell in love from the first sight… from that day ( now 4,5 years ago ) I am continually creating new designs every week.
My prints have been exhibited in many countries
like England, Poland, Spain, Slovenia, Italia.
I am specialized in monochromatic prints in linoleum obtained by engraving.
I personally take care of the whole process: from the first idea, to drawing, to engraving, to printing. From her passion for art and dance came the idea of transmitting the energy and movement in a vintage-style that recalls the swing of the ’30s and’ 40s.
My artistic style is filled with pure passion, energy and power of music expressed in simple dynamic shapes, dancing lines and contrasting form.
The exhibitions and festivals :
2016 – “The Gallery Cafe” London / England
2017 – “Sweet Swing Festival” Ljubljana / Slovenia
2018 – “Warsaw Shag Festival” Warsaw / Poland
2018 – “Dragon Swing Festival” Cracow / Poland
Feb 28 – Mar 4 – “Rock That Swing Festival” Munich / Germany
Apr 01 – Apr 28 – Martesana – Pasticceria artigianale Milano / Italy
Apr 26 – 28 – “Royal Swing Festival” Torino / Italy
Sep 01- Oct 04 – “Kawiarnia Kafka” Warsaw/ Poland