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Irek Kielczyk

* 1967 in Warsaw, Poland

Immigrated to South Africa in 1990, Irek Kielczyk got to know the photography by private studies. In Cape Town he worked as an assistant for Bruce Weber. In the middle of the 90ies he returned to Poland, where from then on he took pictures for several fashion magazines. Because of the conversion to digital photography, Kielczyk’s methods and themes’ selection changed. Fashion and portrait shoots were detached by a new interest for pictorial language. Since then Kielczyk focalises on forms and colour. As many photographers, who represented youth and fashion culture in the 90ies, Kielczyk, Wolfgang Tillmann and others nowadays try to mediate a pictorial appreciation disconnected from the object. Due to an excessively long illumination and the camera’s shaking and moving during the exposure the objects and figures start to transform. Trees mutate into vertical blades, an illuminated frosted glass appears as waving, red hair and dancing women change into coloured bright whirls. It is about dematerialisation and abstraction of shapes and landscapes with help of the camera, which is not visible to the naked eye.

 

Lightform 01
  • Lightform 09
  • Lightform 02
  • Lightform 06
  • Lightform 04
  • Lightform 01
  • Lightform 05
  • Lightform 08
  • Lightform 07
  • Lightform 03
  • Lightform 10

Lightforms

In his Series "Lightforms" Kielczyk focalises on forms and colour. As many photographers, who represented youth and fashion culture in the 90ies, Kielczyk, Wolfgang Tillmann and others nowadays try to mediate a pictorial appreciation disconnected from the object. Due to an excessively long illumination and the camera’s shaking and moving during the exposure the objects and figures start to transform. Trees mutate into vertical blades, an illuminated frosted glass appears as waving, red hair and dancing women change into coloured bright whirls. It is about dematerialisation and abstraction of shapes and landscapes with help of the camera, which is not visible to the naked eye. The declared goal of impressionists, symbolists and pictorial photographers was the intermediation of plane colour and form perceptions by means of the fuzziness – Irek Kielczyk’s interest as a photographer follows the same aim.

Lightforms

Title: Lightform 01

Year: 2008

Print: C-Print

Mount: BACK MOUNT TO ALUMINUM AND FRONT MOUNT TO WHITE GLASS, FRAMED IN A WHITE MUSEUMBOX

Art-Nr.: ID-IKI-Lf-01

  • 35cm x 50cmEdition limited to: 5 + 2 AP

  • 70cm x 100cmEdition limited to: 5 + 2 AP

  • 125cm x 178cmEdition limited to: 3 + 1 AP

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