EOS SP567058
Year: 2016
Izabella Bryzek & David Tolley

This project is a collaboration between two artists that connect their experiences and their artistic practice.

Izabella Bryzek

Izabella Bryzec was born in Warsaw, she is a graduate of the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts. In her work she examines the relationship between man and both nature and the cosmos. She works with painting, installation, collage and multi-media. She has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions. These include exhibitions including: Tate Liverpool, The Centre for Contemporary Art in Warsaw, BWA Zielona Góra, Galeria Promocyjna in Warsaw.

David Tolley

David Tolley is from Cardiff. He has been a Visiting Artist/Tutor in Fine Art at The Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford since 2003. He works with lens-based media and his teaching focuses on photography and film. David's primary interests lie in the interplay between art, literature, and film: exploring the ephemeral in art, and the relationship between past and present, fact and fiction. He has exhibited his photographs and short-films in London, Oxford, Germany, Australia, and Greece.

"In EOS SP567058, we have installed a large-format photograph to stress the scale between the small, transparent human figure, and the dominant natural environment. An ambiguous woman is seen facing away from the viewer (and the city) as she looks into the forest - recalling the characters from the images of the romantic painter Caspar David Friedrich. In our photograph, we are trying to emphasise the unity of man and the world around him, but also to suggest the boundary that arises between them both. The fiery pattern on the woman's clothing is an ashen colour that hides the woman figure within a natural, misty, untouched landscape. The image ask the viewer to question the place of nature in life, and the human in nature."
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