Ewa Doroszenko

Oct 17th, 2017

Ewa Doroszenko

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Ewa Doroszenko is a visual artist working in photography, painting and multimedia installations. Her main interest in on the intersection area between these practices. She received her Doctor in Fine Arts from the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, Poland. She lives and works in Warsaw.

  1. Tell us about the images that we’re featuring?

The Promise of Sublime Words started during the course of my doctoral studies. During my research I discovered many old books with popular Antique and Classic sculptures. To spice up the process of spaced repetition, I began preparing photographs connected with the aforementioned topics. I tried to distort the usual view of sculptures and finally destabilize a natural sense of order. The process of creating each picture was quite extensive – taking photographs of textbook illustrations, printing them, physically manipulating those prints, then scanning these manipulated pictures and digitally modifying them. On the one hand the cycle draws on my private fascinations and on the other, it is a reflection on the usage of photographic material in post-internet times.

  1. How does technology affect your work?

I am fascinated by the artificial world of technology and its comparison to the structure of nature. My artistic research addresses questions of future technology in tune with digital aesthetics and the traditional fine arts.

  1. What are you working on right now?

I am collaborating with my husband Jacek Doroszenko on the Soundreaming project. The project has started during our Artist-in-Residence visit in Barcelona in 2014. Soundreaming features audio, video, design and photography. It is a digital audio-visual archive which uses the environment as the principal inspiration. Feel free to visit: www.soundreaming.org

We are also preparing an experimental show as part of the Warsaw Gallery Weekend 2017 at PROPAGANDA Gallery.

  1. What other forms of art inform your work?

Painting, sound art, graphic design, installation. My explorations are not limited by medium, and in fact I experiment with various methods in attempts to portray my thoughts. I use both online formats and physical elements to engage with digital culture. I think of everything I do as one stream of research and practice.

  1. Why did you start taking photos?

I started taking photos when I was very young. I never doubted that I wanted to be an artist, my life was inevitably drawn in this direction. I am endlessly fascinated with art and its use as a visual language.