Artist Katarzyna Gajewska: ‘I looked death straight in the eye in hospital’

What Lies Beneath: The painting 'Seas', by the Warsaw-born artist

'Seas' by Katarzyna Gajewska

Niall MacMonagle

Born in Warsaw, Katarzyna Gajewska grew up, “quiet and solitary but not immune to mischief” on the city outskirts, where “a lot of nature just outside our house was a big trigger to my imagination”. The “lush forest” nearby was a “sanctuary, a place where I could just lose time.”