Born in Poland in 1957 and arrived in Australia in 1982. Studied painting, graphic design and sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw, Poland 1979-81. BA City Art Institute Sydney, 1985-88. then painting – Graduate Diploma in Fine Arts – at the City Art Institute, Sydney 1989.
Symbols of emotions.
Barbara Licha has always been interested in the complexity of the human condition and the variety of human behaviors. She explores the parallels between ordinary people and the people who reside in her imagination, who in her mind appear more like symbols of emotions. It is important for Barbara to seek the universality of the human condition. The figures which are sculpted more or less represent someone. But at the same time they intersect and transform into symbols that represent us all. Licha expresses the inside of people: their wishes, their dreams and their desires.