Through a Looking Glass 2

PhotographerBeata Podwysocka
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryOlsztyn, Poland
Photo Date2012
About Photographer

Beata Podwysocka (AFRP, AFIAP) was born in Olsztyn, Poland. She is a self-taught artist. However, she has been always receptive to modern arts especially abstract, surrealist and minimalist forms, which is very often reflected in her works. The artist explores the surrounding world in search of scraps and patches of ordinary objects which she then transforms into self-existing entities. She uses her camera in the way the tailor handles scissors cutting out the pieces of fabric-like surfaces, textures, patterns and colours. While taking photographs the artist often reaches for vague and transient images such as shadows or reflections. She is fascinated with the fact that one is able to freeze the world that is absolutely intangible, but at the same time, it is inevitably and irreversibly non-existent without the actual physicality of things. Thanks to such a shift in perception she enters countless parallel worlds which are close at hand every day although we rarely realize that we live in their immediate vicinity. Since 2010 the artist has been actively and successfully participating in photographic competitions both nationally and internationally. Her works have been displayed at three solo exhibitions and several group shows as well as post-contest exhibitions frequently accompanied with printed catalogues. Since 2014 she has been a creative photographer, Fellow of the Polish Republic’s Photoclub, a holder of the AFRP title. In July 2015, she obtained the distinction ‘Artist FIAP’ (AFIAP) awarded by the International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP).