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.
Exhibition views where the series “Drift” has been shown (selection)
More texts on Marta Zgierska’s work
Text by Kamila Dworniczak, Afterbeauty, “Arteon”, Poznań, Poland, Juin 2019 [PL]
Text by Laura Gowen, artgenève, Gowen Contemporary, Geneva, Switzerland, Janvier 2019 [FR] [EN]
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]
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]
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]