Anna Tokarska Studio

Exhibition Bosch. Brueghel.Arcimboldo


Sometimes it is worth to travel almost 2000km in order to visit an incredible exhibition. Located at Carrieres de Lumiere in Les Baux-De-Provence (south of France), it presents a fascinating world of three major XVI century master: Bosch, Brueghel and Giuseppe Arcimboldo. This exhibition presents not only an incredible vision of the master painters and their extraordinary imagination but as well it is a multimedia masterpiece, which was directed by Gianfranco Iannuzzi, Renato Gatto and Massimiliano Siccardi, with musical direction by Longobardi.

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Press- MailOnline UK

Press- MailOnline UK

Former model turned artist creates creepily realistic portraits using ONLY fruit and vegetables (and you'll be convinced they're watching you). Article by Imogen Blake.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/food/article-4753000/Polish-artist-uses-fruits-vegetables-make-portraits.html#ixzz4zZyBOAJN 

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Sorta.com - "Realistic Portraits Made with Fruits and Vegetables"


Polish artist and photographer Anna Tokarska made her name through creating amazing and much lovable realistic portraits composed mostly out of fruits and vegetables.
— http://www.sortra.com/realistic-fruits-vegetables-portraits/

CNN Turkey - "Bountiful vitamin art: Fruit-vegetable men"


The Polish artist Anna Tokarska speaks her creativity with using fruits and vegetables. Tokarska completes her work in a month, inspired by the Italian Painter Giuseppe Arcimboldo
— https://www.cnnturk.com/yasam/bol-vitaminli-sanat-meye-sebze-adamlar?page=1

Bored Panda- how things went viral


On July 28th I decided to publish my latest works "Arcimboldiana" on Bored Panda website. Since that day it was viewed over 22K times and had over 1.6K shares through their website.  I want to THANK everyone for their comments, likes, and shares. So grateful for everything that has happened and to all the love I have received.

BA Defense at Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw


TIME CAPSULES - ICE OBJECTS   |  6 OBJECTS  | 100X50X25X130 kg EACH

"Time Capsules - Ice Objects" is an ephemeral set of six ice objects, measuring 100x50x25cm each. Unlike traditional time capsules, which have the task of long-term storage of items or information, the functions of the container have replaced unstable ice, which is not expected to be analyzed by archaeologists, anthropologists and historians. The information contained therein is intended for us, here and now, for our generation, recalling that we are dealing with important events that affect our lives and successive generations.

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New series "Arcimboldiana"


A set of eight photo pastiches based on the work of the Italian Mannerist, often referred to as the precursor of surrealism, Giuseppe Arcimboldo. The inspiration to create pastiches is a way of my artistic expression.

Photographs were printed on Hahnemuhle Photo Paper Rag 308gsm, 100% cotton in pigment-free printing technology with museum-like media properties, which ensures optimum quality and long lasting prints. They are attached to a passe-partout without the use of glue, specially adapted for this purpose, to protect the printout. Each print was manually signed, numbered with the attached Certificate of Authenticity. The complete set consists of eight 50x70cm photos for a 10-piece collectible circulation and two non-selling copies labeled AP (Artist Proof).

Part of BA Defense Diploma, defended with honors, at Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw, Poland.

Press Release PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris


HONORABLE MENTION AT PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE PARIS (PX3)

PARIS, FRANCE
PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE PARIS (PX3) ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF PX3 2017 COMPETITION.

Anna Tokarska  of Poland was Awarded Honorable Mention in Nudes category for the entry entitled, " Untitled ." and in Fashion_PJ category for the entry entitled, " Tresor la Nuit. The jury selected winners from thousands of photography entries from over 85 countries. 

Px3 is juried by top international decision-makers in the photography industry: Carol Johnson, Curator of Photography of Library of Congress, Washington D.C.; Gilles Raynaldy, Director of Purpose, Paris; Viviene Esders, Expert près la Cour d'Appel de Paris; Mark Heflin, Director of American Illustration + American Photography, New York; Sara Rumens, Lifestyle Photo Editor of Grazia Magazine, London; Françoise Paviot, Director of Galerie Françoise Paviot, Paris; Chrisitine Ollier, Art Director of Filles du Calvaire, Paris; Natalie Johnson, Features Editor of Digital Photographer Magazine, London; Natalie Belayche, Director of Visual Delight, Paris; Kenan Aktulun, VP/Creative Director of Digitas, New York; Chiara Mariani, Photo Editor of Corriere della Sera Magazine, Italy; Arnaud Adida, Director of Acte 2 Gallery/Agency, Paris; Jeannette Mariani, Director of 13 Sévigné Gallery, Paris; Bernard Utudjian, Director of Galerie Polaris, Paris; Agnès Voltz, Director of Chambre Avec Vues, Paris; and Alice Gabriner, World Picture Editor of Time Magazine, New York.
ABOUT Px3:
The "Prix de la Photographie Paris" (Px3) strives to promote the appreciation of photography, to discover emerging talent, and introduce photographers from around the world to the artistic community of Paris. Winning photographs from this competition are exhibited in a high-profile gallery in Paris and published in the high-quality, full-color Px3 Annual Book.
Visit http://px3.fr

For Press Inquiries, Contact:
Press@px3.fr

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POLISH PHOTOGRAPHERS DOMINATED THE 2016 INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS

Several Polish names were among the winners and were awarded in one of the largest photo competitions in the world. We can say that we have something to be proud of, especially because there are names, such as: Markowski, Brodziak, Tokarska i Jurecki.

PRESS RELEASE PX3 - PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE PARIS


AWARDED WITH EIGHT HONORABLE MENTIONS 

PARIS, FRANCE
PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE PARIS (PX3) ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF PX3 2016 COMPETITION.

Anna Tokarska of Poland was Awarded with eight Honorable Mentions in the following categories for Proffesionals:

  • in Fine Art and Still Life category for the entry entitled: " Meating with art"  
  • in Fine Art and Landscape category for the entry entitled: "Abstract Landscape"
  • in Portraiture/Self-Portrait category for the entry entitled "Self Portrait"               
  • in Portraiture/Self-Portrait category for the entry entitled: "Christian Allegory"
  • in Portraiture/Other_P category for the entry entitled: "Portrait"
  • in Advertising/Book Cover category for the entry entitled: "Portrait of a boy"
  • in Advertising/Book Cover for the entry entitled: "Pastische"
  • in Press/Other_PJ) category for the entry entitled: "Brothers"                       
  • in Portraiture/Other_P category for the entry entitled: "Portrait"                                                                    

The jury selected winners from thousands of photography entries from over 85 countries.

Px3 is juried by top international decision-makers in the photography industry: Carol Johnson, Curator of Photography of Library of Congress, Washington D.C.; Gilles Raynaldy, Director of Purpose, Paris; Viviene Esders, Expert près la Cour d'Appel de Paris; Mark Heflin, Director of American Illustration + American Photography, New York; Sara Rumens, Lifestyle Photo Editor of Grazia Magazine, London; Françoise Paviot, Director of Galerie Françoise Paviot, Paris; Chrisitine Ollier, Art Director of Filles du Calvaire, Paris; Natalie Johnson, Features Editor of Digital Photographer Magazine, London; Natalie Belayche, Director of Visual Delight, Paris; Kenan Aktulun, VP/Creative Director of Digitas, New York; Chiara Mariani, Photo Editor of Corriere della Sera Magazine, Italy; Arnaud Adida, Director of Acte 2 Gallery/Agency, Paris; Jeannette Mariani, Director of 13 Sévigné Gallery, Paris; Bernard Utudjian, Director of Galerie Polaris, Paris; Agnès Voltz, Director of Chambre Avec Vues, Paris; and Alice Gabriner, World Picture Editor of Time Magazine, New York.

ABOUT Px3:
The "Prix de la Photographie Paris" (Px3) strives to promote the appreciation of photography, to discover emerging talent, and introduce photographers from around the world to the artistic community of Paris. Winning photographs from this competition are exhibited in a high-profile gallery in Paris and published in the high-quality, full-color Px3 Annual Book.
Visit http://px3.fr

For Press Inquiries, Contact:
Press@px3.fr

"MEATING WITH ART"- EXHIBITION - Gallery 6, Wroclaw, Poland.


As part of my academic assignment at Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław, I was given a task to photograph "meat" as a subject. 

I decided to use processed meat because of its round form, which gave me a very graphic and clean element to work with. I made it my central piece by locating it in the middle of color busy backgrounds, which were different details of my abstract paintings. Filled with symbols, yet not defined I wanted to leave space for the viewer to find their own meaning in those pieces allowing the mind, eye, and heart to soak up the details and the unexpected combination of the two. 

EDIT: In 2016 this series was exhibited at Gallery 6 at Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław and in 2017 moved to Zaułek Kaćmy Gallery, as well located at Academy of Fine Arts.

Curated by professor Piotr Komorowski.

Press Release Monochrome Photography Awards


Monochrome Photo Awards

ANNA TOKARSKA OF POLAND WAS AWARDED HONORABLE MENTION IN THE MONOCHROME AWARDS 2015 COMPETITION MONOCHROME PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF MONO AWARDS 2015 COMPETITION

London, UK – Photographer Ms Anna Tokarska of Poland was Awarded with four Honorable Mentions awards in the following categories: Fashion / Beauty for the winning entry "She", in Portrait for the winning entry "Self-portrait II", in Portrait for the winning entry "Untitled", in Abstract for the winning entry "Carnality II"; at prestigious Monochrome Awards honouring Black & White Photography.

The 2015 Monochrome Awards received nearly 7000 submissions from 86 countries around the world. Winning images were selected by panel of international judges, including: Ted Preuss, David Fokos, Roman Loranc, David Johndrow, Stefano Brunesci, Tomasz Lazar, Dominique Bollinger, Andre Brito, Giacomo Brunelli and Martin Stavars.