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Natalia Lewandowska

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Natalia Lewandowska is a graphic designer, researcher and filmmaker currently working and exhibiting in London. Her projects demonstrate a multidisciplinary approach through creative collaboration with fine artists, choreographers, professional dancers and scientists. Her artworks have been transposed into professionally bound books, installations, film screenings and exhibitions, reflecting the secret desires and anxieties affecting modern society. She also has extensive experience in landscape design and fine art photography.

Natalia’s current project is based on experimental research into the potential of the subconscious mind and dream reports at Harvard Extension School, where neurologists compared the state of delirium to the conscious sate of the human brain during sleep. It is possible that dreams, delirium and imagination are all connected by similar neurological states of human consciousness.

This ultimately led Natalia to design 'The Stimulant', an experimental hypnotic session that enables the human brain to reach high levels of activity and sparks imagination and creativity. Evidence of how the subconscious mind behaved during the experiment, showed that it is, in fact, the process of original thought that transforms participant’s ideas into powerful visions. Perhaps, in the future, this unusual technique will be used as a form of mental stimulation for writers, performers and artists seeking inspiration instead of reliance on alcohol and drugs.

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  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Communication

    Programme

    MA Visual Communication, 2013

  • Natalia Lewandowska is a graphic designer, researcher and filmmaker currently working and exhibiting in London. Her projects demonstrate a multidisciplinary approach through creative collaboration with fine artists, choreographers, professional dancers and scientists. Her artworks have been transposed into professionally bound books, installations, film screenings and exhibitions, reflecting the secret desires and anxieties affecting modern society. She also has extensive experience in landscape design and fine art photography.

    Natalia’s current project is based on experimental research into the potential of the subconscious mind and dream reports at Harvard Extension School, where neurologists compared the state of delirium to the conscious sate of the human brain during sleep. It is possible that dreams, delirium and imagination are all connected by similar neurological states of human consciousness.

    This ultimately led Natalia to design 'The Stimulant', an experimental hypnotic session that enables the human brain to reach high levels of activity and sparks imagination and creativity. Evidence of how the subconscious mind behaved during the experiment, showed that it is, in fact, the process of original thought that transforms participant’s ideas into powerful visions. Perhaps, in the future, this unusual technique will be used as a form of mental stimulation for writers, performers and artists seeking inspiration instead of reliance on alcohol and drugs.

  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons), Graphic Design (First class), University of Arts, Camberwell College of Art, London, 2011
  • Experience

  • Founder, art director and researcher, Collaborative Project, The Stimulant, London, 2012–13; Illustrator, Chelsea Flower Show & Jade Goto Landscape Studio, London, 2012; Graphic designer, This is ROOT, London, 2011–12; Senior graphic designer, photographer and landscape assistant, EDCO Design, London, 2007–11
  • Exhibitions

  • The Future of the Poster, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 2013; Work in Progress, Royal College of Art, London, 2013; BRAINSTORM Creative Exhibition, The Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival, Edinburgh, 2012; 100 Curators 100 Days, Curated by Weng Choy Lee, The Saatchi Online Gallery, Los Angeles, London, 2012
  • Awards

  • Second Prize, The Quentin Blake Narrative Drawing Award, 2013; Semifinalist, Adobe Design Achievement Award, 2012; Winner, HSBC Student Bursary Competition, 2011
  • Publications

  • The OCD Magazine, Natalia Lewandowska, HSBC Bank, 2011