Featured Artist - Alicja Brodowicz
Visual Exercises. A Series of Diptychs (2018). “In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they're still beautiful.” Alice Walker Human body and nature. Microcosm and macrocosm. The human form: irregular, wrinkled, saggy. Imperfect. Nature: wild, mysterious; sometimes incomprehensible, but always extraordinary. Abnormalities and perfection. By re-tracing the unity of formal elements, compositions, lines and shapes in the form of diptychs, the inter-relation of the human body and nature becomes apparent. This analogy leads to the realisation of the perfection of both. Estrangement from nature has led to the abuse of the environment and the body. Only through a reconnection with nature can we rediscover self-love and make the imperfect body perfect once more. Bio: Alicja Brodowicz Graduate of the Institute of Creative Photography in Opava (Czech Republic). Finalist and laureate of photography competitions (IRIS Award - Australia, Photo Annual Awards - Czech Republic, International Photography Awards - USA, 7th Julia Margaret Cameron competition - Great Britain). Winner of 1st place (portrait category) in Black and White Child Photo Competition. Honourable mention: International Photography Awards 2015 - Category: Children, MIFA 2015. Laureate of Debuts 2016 and TIFF Festival Rivers and Roads 2016. Alicja's main focus is on subjective documentary and fine art photography.