Andrzej Kramarz "Things" #1
Archival ink print on Hahnemuele Fine Art paper
Image size: 50 x 62.5 cm (approx. 19.7 x 24.6 inches)
Paper size: 60 x 70 cm (approx. 23.6 x 27.6 inches)
Edition of 15 plus 2 APs, signed and numbered
“Things” are nearly life-size photographs of wildly disparate displays found at weekly flea markets in Krakow Poland in 2008. The big sizes of these prints, and their vibrant colors, create dizzying, pseudo-scientific maps of contemporary Polish anthropology — all with a Pop Art sensibility. The richness of detail, and the bizarre juxtapositions and odd combinations of these left-over objects leads to many musings about the stories and personal connections that each piece carries with it. Each photograph seems loaded with metaphor and dream-like meaning to be interpreted personally by each and every viewer. How and why are all of these “things” heaped together, right here, right now?
For more details, see this feature in Lens Culture
, and this high-resolution slideshow