In the month of May from 1st till 25th photo gallery “Objektief”
presents the works of Polish artist Katarzyna Lata-Wrona.
Katarzyna studied (1994–1999) at the Academy of Fine
Arts in Krakow, at Graphic Arts Department in Katowice, from
which she graduated in photography and graphic design. Since
then she was an author of over a dozen individual exhibitions
and participated in numerous group exhibitions and happenings.
Katarzyna is a member
of the Union of Polish Artists Photographers (ZPAF) from 2000.
Since 2005 she holds the function of president of the Silesian
Division of ZPAF.
In Fotogalerie “Objektief” Katarzyna presents
two photographic series, the first in black/white entitled
“Frames” (“Kadry”) and the second
one in colours, which is her most famous, entitled “Cages”
(“Klatki”). This last is a personal interpretation
to the collection of “male” stories from her husband
Bartosz Wrona book entitled “Steppenrabbit” (Krolik
Zofia Szota wrote about this:
The “feminine” version presented here is not an
illustration of the texts, but an attempt to engage in a dialogue,
presenting the same reality from another, feminine perspective.
The text became a mere pretext to tell about a woman’s
loneliness, fear, non-fulfillment, need for love and sex,
but also about the sense of separateness of one’s own
body. We have here very painterly images of female figures
shrouded in lucid haze. The game of colors and light creates
the effect of a mysterious aura, an understatement. In these
photos all the reality seems to be an intricately woven net
of human emotions and intentions, of appearances and the truth,
fear and hope, giving and taking. We realize that “The
body lives only in osmosis, in contact, in closeness and perfect
harmony of senses with other bodies, but also in liberating
and painful lack of it and separation. The body consists in
the attachment to being touched, scratched, irritated by somebody
else’s body. Every person is surrounded by an aura,
a radiating atmosphere which the person emits and creates.
Between the bodies, which consist a part of the flow of life,
a touching and full of affection game appears.”
In black/white series “Frames” the resignation
from color allows to concentrate on the forms of symbolically
treated figures. Further simplification of form leads to tight
frames, encompassing only fragments of the body. In these
works, the author structures the composition of
the photographs based on the so-called punctum, which, according
to Roland Barthes’ theory, occupies the whole photograph,
while, paradoxically, remaining a detail. This creates
a somewhat surreal atmosphere and the impression of certain
abstractness in combination with the real subject which a
To meet the artist and to participate in the official opening
of this exhibition you are cordially invited for Sunday, May
12th at 16:00 hours, to the Fotogalerie Objektief.