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Marta Zgierska, Drift
Marta Zgierska, Drift

Marta Zgierska, Drift

“Zgierska’s confrontation with memory doesn’t off􏰂er catharsis, but sugg􏰆ests instead a maze without centre, growing ecentrically around an event that subsequently disappears, leaving only the outline of a lost, unforgettable trauma.” __ Darren Campion

In this series of self-portraits I treat of the covering motive. The invisible exists on the other side of the surface. It’s a fact we can only imagine from the tension within the matter on the surface. Being inside, I imprint the form of my body, and give matter to the image.

Drift makes reference to my personal experience, the same starting point I had developed in Post: the trying experience of a severe car accident. This work evokes the struggle with this painful souvenir. Metaphorically, it’s the struggle to stay alive when the soul is wandering in black water or in a situation of artificial coma. It is about taming a hostile environment, make it bearable or get out of it towards light.

The exploration of b lack and the birth of form to clair-obscur also corresponds to a tradition of painting. It’s obscurity that allows light to sculpt, to make possible the existence of their movement.

Marta Zgierska

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Exhibition views where the series “Drift” has been shown (selection)

More texts on Marta Zgierska’s work

Critique by Carine Bovey, Post tenebras vanitas, “Le Chat Perché”, Genève, Suisse, Octobre 2019 [FR]

Text by Petra Noll-Hammerstiel, Rituale I: Korrelationen, “Rituale I: Korrelationen”, Catalogue d’exposition, Fotogalerie Wien, Vienne, Autriche, Septembre 2019 [DE] [EN]

Interview by Amaury Antoine, The sacrifices we make for beauty, “Life Framer”, London, UK, Sept 2019 [EN]

Interview d’Alice Ierace, Colour pop, hot wax and beauty standards according to Marta Zgierska, “Hunger Magazine”, London, UK, Août 2019 [EN]

Critique by Aleksandra Skrabek, Marta Zgierska’s Blush, “Aspiracje”, Varsovie, Pologne, Juillet 2019 [PL]

Text by Kamila Dworniczak, Afterbeauty, “Arteon”, Poznań, Poland, Juin 2019 [PL]

Critique by Bruno Dubreuil, Marta Zgierska, la photographie comme masque du réel, “Viens Voir”, Paris, France, Mai 2019 [FR] [EN]

Interview by Graziano Ferri, Marta Zgierska Covers Her Body with Wax to Transform Herself into a Votive Figure, “FotoRoom”, Italie, Mai 2019 [EN]

Interview by Guillaume du Mesgnil d’Engente, Regard sur le culte de la beauté avec la photographe Marta Zgierska, “Les Numériques”, Paris, France, Mai 2019 [FR]

Essai by Iwona Kurz, Post pictura. Photo-bio-graphy, in: Marta Zgierska, Afterbeauty, Monograph, Biala Gallery, Lublin, Poland, Février 2019 [PL] [EN] [FR]

Essay by Zofia Krawiec, What is left after beauty?, in: Marta Zgierska, Afterbeauty, Monograph, Biala Gallery, Lublin, Poland, Février 2019 [PL] [EN] [FR]

Text by Laura Gowen, artgenève, Gowen Contemporary, Geneva, Switzerland, Janvier 2019 [FR] [EN]

Text by Michał Dąbrowski, From the Post series – Marta Zgierska, “Culture.pl”, Warsaw, Poland, November 2018 [PL] [EN]

Critique by Joanna Kinowska, Post, czyli co?, “Przekrój”, Warsaw, Poland, March 2018 [PL]

Text by Adam Mazur, Post, curatorial text, The Fort Institute of Photography, Varsovie, Pologne, Février 2018 [PL] [EN]

Text by Sophie Charlotte Hoffmann, Pure gray, the color of resignation and silence. A series by Marta Zgierska, “THIS ORIENT”, Munich, Allemagne, Novembre 2017 [EN]

Interview by Joanna L. Cresswell, Marta Zgierska, “Unseen Magazine”, Amsterdam, Netherlands, September 2017 [EN]

Texte par Andrew Nunes, A near-death experience inspires a haunting photo series, “VICE”, New York, USA, Mai 2017 [EN]

Texte par Erik Vroons, Steamy Windows and Distorted Rearviews – How Photographic Images Can Function in Artist Books, “GUP Magazine”, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Février 2017 [EN]

Interview par Marie Moglia, Post ou comment Marta Zgierska raconte sa douleur en images, “Fisheye Magazine”, Paris, France, Décembre 2016 [FR]

Interview par Alexandra Lethbridge, Ideas on Talent: Marta Zgierska, “Photoworks”, Brighton, UK, Novembre 2016 [EN]

Text by Emma Bourne, Grey… It’s a very sad colour. It’s the colour of resigning. Of silence, “Jungle Magazine”, London, UK, Novembre 2016 [EN]

Essay by Christian Caujolle, Post, in: Marta Zgierska, Post, Monograph, Actes Sud, Arles, France, Juillet 2016 [FR] [EN]

Text by Darren Campion, Marta Zgierska, “Paper Journal”, Londres, UK, Juillet 2016 [EN]

Interview by Anne Rosenberg, Framing Fears: An Interview With Marta Zgierska, “GUP Magazine”, Amsterdam, Pays Bas, May 2016 [EN]

Text by Diane Dufour, Photographie Sans Titre issue de la série Post de Marta Zgierska, “L’Oeil de la Photographie”, Paris, France, May 2016 [FR] [EN]

Interview par Graziano Ferri, Post – Marta Zgierska Puts in Pictures the Impact of Traumatic Events, “Foto Room”, Italy, Avril 2016 [EN]

Interview by Monika Szewczyk-Wittek, Marta Zgierska – projekt bardzo osobisty, “Fotopolis”, Varsovie, Poland, April 2016 [PL]

Interview by Ericka Weidmann, Prix HSBC pour la Photographie 2016: Interview de Marta Zgierska, “L’Oeil de la Photographie”, Paris, France, February 2016 [FR] [EN]

Text by Diane Dufour, Post, Artistic Advisor of the Prix HSBC pour la Photography,
Paris, France, February 2016 [FR] [EN]

Text by Enrico Bossan, Reminders Photography Stronghold Grant, Reminders Photography Stronghold Grant reviewer, on Marta Zgierska, the 12th RPS Grantee, Tokyo, Japan, February 2016 [EN]

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