Iness Rychlik

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I am a self-portrait photographer, who specializes in conceptual art. Although greatly influenced by historical drama, my work is deeply personal and symbolic in nature. I suffer from a hyper-sensitive skin condition. As a teenager, I would often attempt to cover it up; I resented being asked if I had accidentally burnt myself. Throughout the years, I have learnt to see my skin as a canvas of expression, rather than an ugly inconvenience that should be kept hidden. I use my very own body to explore the themes of solitude and objectification, often employing antique garments or props to depict the parallels between my experiences and the inferior female position in Victorian Britain. I honour the concept of transforming hidden pain into art – exposed, disturbing and beautiful.

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France
Paris
Crépus is an on-going photo series on Black hair of Black people in France. I’ve started this series back in 2019, everything began with a global project on Racism I'm still working on, with different lines of research. A short film I've directed called "The Orange child", it deals with the vision...
Italy
Genova
Panic attack. Analogic photography. Double exposure. Kiev 88. Ilford HP5 400 This photographic series was made during a personal search for the expression of my discomfort. I was never able to put into words what I felt (still feel) with my panic attacks, but one evening, after developing the...
United States of America
Brooklyn
I'm uncomfortable being photographed and have been uncomfortable exposing a lot of skin - even at the beach. Like most females growing up in a big city, the unsolicited and lewd attention, that began in my pre-teen years, made me guarded, feeling ashamed of my body. Now, as a mature woman I've been...
Australia
Brisbane
Zosia Zoltkowski is an interdisciplinary Polish, first generation Australian artist; researching, creating and collaborating across mediums of painting, performance, installation, sculpture and video. Her site-specific executions aim to create a synergistic relationship between viewer, per...
Italy
Carpi
As an oyster to the shell we are tied to our bodies Plato wrote, so the body of the woman is tied to an indelible collective imagination and in the same way I am tied to my body and theirs.

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