Centrala Online – Artist talk: Sylwia Narbutt



Sylwia Narbutt is an artist and co-founder of the Inland Project.

She completed her MFA in Painting at the Warsaw’s Academy of Fine Arts in 2004. Sylwia has participated in many solo and group exhibitions, including The Irresistible Rituals of Dust, no format gallery, 2018, Beep Painting Prize, 2018, Juggling Lilith’s Crumbs, APT Gallery, Deptford X, 2018, Peckham International Art Fair, 2017, The Threadneedle Prize, Mall Galleries, 2016, MOTHERLAND, ASC Gallery, 2014, Preview Berlin, 2005. In 2018 Sylwia was awarded the a-n Development Bursary to create links with the Caucasus art scene. She lives and works in London.

Sylwia is interested in forms that are somehow changed from their original self. Sylwia is looking for added meaning, by time by cover, by place. The same subject will look differently when covered by a sheet of plastic or cloth, loosing its context but gaining an uncertainty. It is easy to imagine monstrosity in the unknown. We distrust a hidden object or person. Our imagination will fill the gaps. Our preconceptions give meaning where none may exist. She likes to explore this misdirection and gullibility. She examines people and their forgotten stories, joining bits and pieces to reflect on reality and on lost historic tales.


Centrala Online is a curated series of talks and online performances of Centrala’s artists. Every two weeks we will be introducing a new live-stream video on our youtube channel.

Centrala Online: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgzjXvfVv3We8jAPLH397fg