Izabela Quasha née Kaliszewska, the artist behind IQ Atelier, has been creating artwork for nearly two decades. Comfortable with and nurtured by different media, Izabela has developed over this time passions for both painting and photography, and experimented freely with various techniques and tools in each.
Izabela’s recent interest in using gemstones in her creative artwork lead to a new concept which she named Gem Pointilism. She combines art & jewellery by “painting “ with gemstones. In IQ Atelier she uses pearls and semi-precious stones to create beautiful, timeless pieces that speak of versatility and modern opulence. Just as each pearl and stone is unique so are IQ collages. Each collage is a one of a kind, distinctive work of art that is tailor-made for a specific client.
In order to create an exceptional and truly personal piece of art, the artist and the collector collaborate on the theme, format, design, gems and colour palette. The direction of the creative process and the extent of the patron’s involvement in it depends entirely on their individual preferences and desires. Purposefully linking the artist with an audience comes from the realisation that the real value in art is that which is unique, original, extraordinary and personal to the collector. In addition to their artistic value IQ collages have the added value of the actual pearls and lsemi-precious stones used in the artwork. Each gem is chosen carefully and applied by hand and their market value has traditionally tended to increase over time”.