Sylwia Kowalczyk

2019 Summer Edition (i)
The Summer Edition features an interview and cover by Sylwia Kowalczyk.
The artist’s body is confronted with interiors, exposed in contorted poses, fragmented, presented in the interiors in which we live our everyday lives.
- Sylwia Kowalczyk
Sylwia Kowalczyk was born in Poland and now lives in Edinburgh. She studied graphic design and photography at the academy of fine arts in Krakow, ESAG Penninghen in Paris and Edinburgh College of Art. Identified as one of the 80 most promising young photographers in the world by curators of Musée de l'Elysée in Lausanne and published in reGeneration 2. She exhibits internationally, but her most recent exhibition Lethe (Winner of the PDN Photo Annual 2016 'Personal' category) recently finished at Summerhall Gallery, Edinburgh.
Sylwia's work is deeply personal, referencing autobiographical events that have shaped her life and often allude to classical painting, the way in which annonimity or recognition may affect the way we perceive the subject of an image. She uses her own archive of printed images, reforming them through tears and cuts to produce startling and moving results which are then photographed again to express new memories from old.
…this tearing and reframing of the image is something that I wanted to explore. Sometimes an image needs to break to allow another form and connection to take place.
- Sylwia Kowalczyk
Lethe by Sylwia Kowalczyk
The full article can be read in the 2019 Summer edition - out now.
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