Stysiak/Piasta - EXISTENCE

Saturday 6th February – Sunday 6th March 2016
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The show summarizes two recent projects by the artists - "Self-Portrait" by Marta Stysiak and "The Realm of Forgotten Existence" by Piotr Piasta. Videos and photographs relate to the current situation in which they found themselves working together. For each of them a breakthrough is apparently an entirely different event. However, a converging point is a feeling of emptiness and uncertainty of what happens next. Irrevocably, transience and death become the basis for both works.

Marta Stysiak born in 1982 is the Polish National Film School In Łódź in Poland graduate. Stysiak is the author of photographic projects, photography for documentaries, video art and experimental videos. Her photographs usually of a filmic backdrop were published in Le journal de la Photographie, Dailyserving, GUP magazine and displayed on exhibitions. She lives and works in Warsaw.

Piotr Piasta is a visual artist, an independent filmmaker and a photographer. Piotr was born in 1981 in Brudnow village, Wieniawa district, Poland, where he currently lives and works. In his art works he concentrates on themes of history, time and memory, which he often explores within rural context. Piotr was Berwick Visual Arts artist in residence in partnership with Centre of Rural Economy, Newcastle University between October 2014 and March 2015. As a result of that he released a series of short films "The Realm of Forgotten Existence". His works were presented at film festivals and exhibitions in Poland and abroad.

Stysiak/Piasta Existence Galeria 58

Stysiak/Piasta Existence Galeria 58

Stysiak/Piasta Existence Galeria 58

Stysiak/Piasta Existence Galeria 58