Alicja Dobrucka

Untitled #8, Nico series, 2016/2020


56 x 46 cm

Edition of 5 + 1 AP, number 1 of 5

Alicja Dobrucka captures Japanese nightlife in her photography. This work is from her Nico series, which was shot while she lived in the city in 2016. The work is a portrait of one of the characters that she met in her favourite bar, Nico. She captures these characters, putting them together with portraits of buildings. Therefore, she creates a record of the her life in the city. The image inside echo those outside. She unifies the portraits of people and buildings at night through the use of light and shadow. In this work, the subject’s face is illuminated, coming out of the shadow. There is a sense of invitation and promise in the work.