We cordially invite you to join us and the artist Borys Makary to celebrate the opening of his solo show Unseen Dialogues
The exhibition is hosted by the Hotel andels by Vienna House Kraków and Warimpex Finanz- und Beteiligungs AG.
Opening : 12.01.2017, 7 pm
The curator of the exhibition Grzegorz Kosmala
Borys Makary is an exploring artist. It seems that he hasn’t found his favourite form of expression yet. Thus so many intriguing forms of depicting and methods of presenting topics. No matter if it is an attempt to discover links between a man and nature, putting him into the landscape, or Man-Ray’s like presenting the reality using negatives and numerological describing of man, Makary’s photographs are a journey through the corners of human mind, an attempt to catch that what is ephemeral and simultaneously – a set of his own photographic path. During this journey, Makary proves he is an unusually talented artist able to break cliches and replace them with his own original observations and associations.
Borys Makary’s photographs are like opium: addictive and unforgivable. Once seen, they come back to the recipient repeatedly like a boomerang thrown in the Australian bush. They tempt. They hypnotise. They addict. Through his pictures, Borys plays an endless game with a viewer, a game in which he establishes the rules, and during which he is both, the demiurge and an active participant. The unconscious of anything recipient gets caught up in this game as easily as the insect lured by the carnivorous sundew. Each Makary’s exhibition reveals another scene of this peculiar game and the key to the understanding of its principles is total immersion in the magic of his images.
There are two trends noticeable in Makary’s work. On the one hand it is a fascination with the human body, especially the female body and femininity in general; on the other hand, it is admiration for the beauty and power of nature. Both threads are led parallelly, although it happens to them to enter together into an invisible dialogue. Such a dialogue is the latest presentation of Makary’s works, that consists of works from the artist’s archives that have never been displayed publicly before as well as the photographs made specially for the Cracow exhibition.
Why Invisible Dialogues? Because they are not obvious, one must look for them in the game of the pictures, in their associations. Seemingly simple, they can make a mess in one’s head. To understand them properly can cause some trouble. In addition, Makary doesn’t help us in this task. He makes us analyse them carefully picture by picture in order to find their connection, to hear their dialogues. What they are talking about? What they want to tell us? Let’s listen to…
Borys Makary (b. 1977). Visual artist. Deals with conceptual, creative and commenting reality art. In his work, mainly uses photography, but also creates installations. More and more often uses the video. Master of Visual Arts by education. Graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts’ Faculty of Multimedia Communications in Poznań (currently University of Arts). Learnt photography from Miles Aldridge and at the International Centre of Photography in New York City (NY, USA). Former assistant to Richard Warren, a fashion photographer. Has presented his works in Poland and abroad at individual exhibitions in based in Paris NUE and Claude-Samuel galleries, and at collective exhibition FOTOFEVER at the Louvre Museum, among others. Has participated in the WeArt (Barcelona, Span) and Photo Independent (Los Angeles, CA, USA) festivals. Since 2012, has received many awards of international photography contests in the USA and in Europe, including two medals at the 2013 Prix de la Photographie Paris for advertising campaigns as well as his own projects. Has published in many photographic magazines, including Secret Behaviour or contra doc! Lives and works in Cracow (Poland).
Niewidzialne dialogi/ Unseen Dialogues
Serdecznie zapraszamy do hotelu andel’s Kraków na wystawę Borysa Makarego Niewidzialne dialogi/ Unseen Dialogues organizowaną przez Hotel andels by Vienna House Kraków oraz firmę Warimpex
Wernisaż: 12.01.2017 (czwar