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Until 5 Sept: ‘Into Color’, Elsa Tomkowiak

In her light-inspired work, Tomkowiak reflects on our physical experience and on her personal journey—from her earliest years at art school—to expand the spatial possibilities of painting and color. Tomkowiak’s unique achievement is an art of luminous painterly abstraction that reaches beyond expected frameworks. Alluding to natural phenomena, her works unfold as joyous encounters that summon ecological reflection.

This exhibition will close with a finissage on Saturday 4 September, from 19 to 21hrs.

About The Merchant House

The Merchant House (TMH) presents contemporary art with sales of art as a funding strategy. Marsha Plotnitsky, TMH’s Founding Artistic Director, curates a project-based program involving extensive research and work with the artists. Each project brings together a thematic exhibition, cultural events, and a dedicated catalogue/artist’s book.

At TMH we feel there is a need for a vibrant venue dedicated to contemporary art, culture, and publications. Our aim is to contribute to artists’ careers, participate in international art discourse, and stimulate an engaging dialogue in the city by inviting people for exhibitions, talks, concerts, and social evenings.


Elsa Tomkowiak (FR, 1981)