Urszula Kluz-Knopek's Solo Exhibition In Poland
09 dec 2015 by art:i:curate team
art:i:curate artist Urszula Kluz-Knopek exhibits her new photographic series 'Sleeping Spring Ceremonies' within the setting of 'Vernal', a solo exhibition at Wozownia Gallery in Toruń, Poland.
"Looking at Urszula Kluz-Knopek’s photographs and videos, presented at Wozownia in Toruń as part of the 'Vernal' exhibition, I have this compelling feeling that – alike Alice in Wonderland – I’ve made it to the other side of the mirror. All of a sudden, I find myself in a world where the clear-cut subject/object or nature/culture distinctions blend." - Marta Smolińska, excerpt from the exhibition catalogue
In her interdisciplinary practice, Urszula uses a variety of different media such as photography, design, video and performance as a tool to problematise. Treating eroticism as a condition of existence she develops a body of work that is recognised for its profound sensuality. Her characters evolve beyond space and time becoming the archetype for a mother, a partner, a lover, a daughter, a female, a brave neo-woman, who struggles with time and with society.
On the occasion of her solo exhibition entitled 'Vernal', Urszula shared with us a glimpse into her new photographic series 'Sleeping Spring Ceremonies' in which the human blends in a dream-like situation with the natural. Placing the human body at the centre of her photographic lens Urszula captures sensual gestures and intimate moments where the body often becomes the landscape itself. The mysterious and sometimes ritualistic positions adopted by her characters invite the viewers to rethink the intricate connections between culture and nature through a vibrant and direct exposure to the intimate delicate and sometimes dark side of our human essence.
The exhibition will continue until the 3rd of January 2016.
All images courtesy of the artist.
Urszula Kluz-Knopek is a visual artist currently living and working in Ustroń, Poland. She is a graduate in Photography from the University of Arts in Poznan and is currently pursuing a PhD at Kraków Academy of Fine Art in Kraków. She is editor-in-chief of the Woof Woof Arf Arf, a polish magazine of arts and sciences and she works as a mentor in the project 'Link to the Future' for Information Society Development Foundation funded by Microsoft. Previous solo and group shows include among others 'Last exhibition about Maternity. Part one', Centrum Promocji Młodych (Częstochowa, 2014); 'Keep away from fire', Galeria Szara (Cieszyn, 2013); 'I am Love', MOCAK (Kraków, 2012).