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The Promise of Sublime Words: Polish artist Ewa Doroszenko unsettles with sculpture photos

13 September 2016

Take a look at The Promise of Sublime Words, a photography series by Polish artist Ewa Doroszenko that calls into question our view and perception of sculptures, disturbing and reshaping our understanding.

“During my research I discovered many old and obsolete books with popular sculptures from Antique to Classicism. [...] My aim was to show my favourite statues as objects, which arouse ambiguous associations. I tried to distort the usual view of sculptures and finally destabilise a natural sense of order. The appropriated images, deliberately trimmed to remove some details, are hard to decipher. I created new equivalences and relationships — the internal juxtapositions are far detached from the original context of images,” says the artist.