Aneta Grzeszykowska "Negative Book"

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Aneta Grzeszykowska in her works treats the medium of photography purely instrumentally, as a pretext for further, more extensive artistic and ontogonic activities related to the study of reality structures.

Aneta Grzeszykowska "Negative Book"
Aneta Grzeszykowska

The subject of her work often concerns the issue of photography and how we perceive the image of ourselves, who we are to ourselves, which is also associated with attempting to study human identity. In his works, he also does not ignore research on self-awareness, which can be seen in the cycle of works entitled "Negative Book". Pictures were taken with a large-format analog camera in the slide technique. Then, working in the darkroom, Grzeszykowska developed positive photos from negatives.

Aneta Grzeszykowska was born in 1975 in Warsaw. In his work he deals with new media, especially photography. In 1999, she graduated from the Faculty of Graphic Arts of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. For a long period of her work, she collaborated with Jan Smaga. At that time, they became famous for a series of photographs entitled "Plans" (2005). Grzeszykowska has been creating individual projects since 2005. In his works, he often touches upon the subject of the identity of unity and perception of another human being, mediated from the medium of photography. The artist's most recognizable work is an untitled series of photos that almost repeat the Cindy Sherman series from the late '70s' Untitled Film Stills'. In photographs, Grzeszykowska imitates the poses and gestures of women known from popular culture, which Sherman immortalized in black and white photographs. In 2014, the artist received the Polityka Passport award in the Visual Arts category. The artist's works are in the collections of the most famous galleries in the world, such as the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York and the Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco.