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Marta Zgierska, Afterbeauty

Marta Zgierska, Afterbeauty VI

In the series “Afterbeauty“, beauty masks are floating on an are of flat color, like totems. They are the result of a superimposing of cosmetic layers, which make them think and supple. This accumulation of products becomes almost harmful of the epidermis, asphyxiating. This pressure practiced on the skin echoes the one of beauty experienced by us in private and professional lives, like a irrational quest of an unattainable beauty. Once it has been taken off, the mask creates an imprint of ourselves and underlines the ephemeral of beauty and existence itself. The fact that is disposable also makes us think of the waste engendered by the cosmetic industry in our consumption society.

__ Le chat perché, 2019 (trad. from French, Cristina Albertini)

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exhibitions views where the series “Afterbeauty” has been shown (selection)

inkjet on Hahnemühle Photo Rag Pearl, mount sonr Dibond, frame in painted oak, c // Format 40 x 28,6 cm. 3 + 2EA // Format 150 x 107,2 cm, ed. 3 + 2EA// Format 191,5 x 59,3 cm, ed. 3 + 2EA.

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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]