MEATING WITH ART

Artist Statement

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. 

In 2016 this series was exhibited at Gallery 6 at Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław and in 2017 moved to Zaułek Kaćmy Gallery. Curated by professor Piotr Komorowski.

Recognitions

In 2016 selected images from this series were awarded an Honorable Mention Award at prestigious Prix de la Photographie Awards Paris.

The competition received entries from 98 countries from around the world and was judged by the following body: 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); Christine 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).