by Martyna Pszenniak
This interesting work is kept in dark colors, which we can notice first when we look at it. It shows a bent woman trying to hide from the cameras. She is surrounded by many televisions which show her silhouette. The work resembles a scene from an indie horror game. The motif of repeated images and televisions also brings to mind the movie Saw.
Even though the painting itself does not have any scary scenes, it creates an inexplicable tension. The fear of surveillance and constant control is something that almost every person today carries within himself, even if he is not aware of it. We are terrified by a vision of the world directly from Big Brother or one that we can experience while reading 1984.
This work is so unusual because it refers to the feeling we experience as a society, but it is shown on the example of an individual, which is characteristic of the artist’s style.
One in the series of works that participated in the Crystal Canvas competition, and exhibited at the Game Industry Conference 2018.
painter and digital artist
Artist born in Bydgoszcz, Poland. Graduate of painting at the Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow. Her areas of artistic interests include painting, computer graphics, experimental techniques of analog photography and reportage photography. She has participated in many displays. Her works were present at such exhibitions as Crystal Canvas Game Graphics – Mediations Biennale in Poznań and at such galleries as Łaźnia Art Gallery in Radom, Omladine House in Belgrade, Consulate of the Federal Republic of Germany in Krakow.
At the beginning of her journey with art, she was engaged in painting. Back then, she experimented with a tool, often mixed techniques (mixing oil painting with spray paint, reflecting various materials and repetitive patterns), but in the case of her works in the area of digital painting, it is different. Her digital works are inspired mainly by industrial or urban climates in combination with the human individual. It is also important for her to show society through the image of the entity.
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