┐ Michal Iwanowski └

© Michal Iwanowski, Untitled, from the series Minus the mother © Michal Iwanowski, Untitled, from the series Minus the mother “Psychoanalysis uses the term ‘anticipatory grief’ to explain how a realisation of the inevitable death of a loved one can initiate in us the process of mourning long before the actual death occurs. Unable to process their getting old, deteriorating, weakening, and gradually becoming less of what we want of them to remain, we employ a defence mechanism which urges us to turn our eyes away, as if to preserve a perfect picture of those we are to lose, one … Continue reading ┐ Michal Iwanowski └

║ Agata Madejska ║

© Agata Madejska, Litschies, (Lychees), from the series Nocturnes, 2006 © Agata Madejska, Nacken, (neck), from the series Nocturnes, 2006 © Agata Madejska, Vorhang, (curtain), from the series Nocturnes, 2005 “Nocturnes are an expression of my search for certain past picture-styles and remembered images, which have influenced my understanding of an image as such, from my childhood until now. These include picture-styles, which I felt unavoidable in the current experience of taking pictures, and of others, which became clear to me through such a reflection, and which I have re-formed as a result of this. My silent images are an … Continue reading ║ Agata Madejska ║

║ Aneta Grzeszykowska ║

© Aneta Grzeszykowska, Untitled #21, from the series Untitled Film Stills, 2006 © Aneta Grzeszykowska, Untitled #30, from the series Untitled Film Stills, 2006 “A precise, and truly Warsaw, remake of Cindy Sherman’s seventies classic “Untitled Film Stills” starring Aneta Grzeszykowska. In contrast to the original, Grzeszykowska’s photographs are in color. The initial composition and makeup has been strictly observed, while the props, clothes and setting has been chosen by the artist according to the modern standards and local possibilities. The restaging of all 70 photographs took one year. The role-play has reached its peak – effacing her own personality … Continue reading ║ Aneta Grzeszykowska ║

║ Rafal Milach ║

© Rafal Milach, Jarek, from the series Forbidden Faces, 2005 © Rafal Milach, Marek, from the series Forbidden Faces, 2005 “Someone once said that prison is like an express train collidin with a human being. The human is left in pieces and the train moves on. It takes only three years for the damage to be complete. The mechanism of destruction is hate, rage and helplessness. Later emptiness. One cannot be hit and come away unscathed. Imagine being locked in a cell with 20 men. 7 are here for economic reasons and cheating, one is a rapist, another murdered his … Continue reading ║ Rafal Milach ║