Marta Zgierska est une photographe conceptuelle d’origine polonaise. Son travail a fait l’objet de nombreuses publications dont une sélection peut être lue ici, sous une licence Creative Commons.
To the images of the fragments of body covered by wax add now real indoor scenes about which we would not know to say if they are glimpses of a boudoir, beauty salons, simple workshop views or what else… It could be about a fiction narrative, some kind of dystopia, or the psychedelic expression of the genre of Twin Peaks. A narrative of that personal story of the cult of the image… With these images, Marta awakes this phrase that Louise Bourgeois (…)
So here we are in the world of trompe l’oeil, of this illusion that aims at the perfect repetition of reality.
This is a genre well identified and codified in the history of art, the meaning of which has evolved over the years: first memic virtuosity, then subtle play with reality.
The series by Zgierska depicts an unusual, intimate self-portrait. Each sheet features the artist’s face imprinted on it moments earlier. However, traces of her image remain concealed, blurred and obliterated in the photographed forms. The concept of “taking off the mask” is a cultural archetype.
Essay written on the occasion of the exhibition by Marta Zgierska at Biala Gallery, Lublin (Poland) February 2019. it’s an analysis of the autobiographical approach of the artist.
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17/01 – 08/03/2020
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In her (not so) counterfeit and perfect images in many ways, Marta never ceases to play her own role in her ceaseless quest for the more-than-perfect. When she wears the mask of this role to be played, she also plays mine and yours: all in search of this more-than-perfect against which ancient wisdoms would warn us (…)
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