Artist Blog

Every week an artist whose single image was published by Der Greif is given a platform in which to blog about contemporary photography.

Igor Omulecki – Kosmos (2013-2014)

Dec 23, 2014 - Igor Omulecki

For my last post, I share with you my new project »Kosmos« showed at Gallery PF CK Zamek in Poznan. Thank you to Simon and  Der Greif team for featuring my work! It’s been a pleasure to contribute to this blog! Kosmos 2014 In the centre, between the macro and the micro scale, one finds a human being, the artist, who attempts to find a human order in the mass that surrounds him. In his quest for that order he utilises various scientific and quasi-scientific methods, tries to touch, penetrate, identify the fragments of the world which human senses are capable of recognising. He knows, however, that further on, beyond the precision of the human eye, beyond the sensitivity of the human ear, the world extends into infinity, while the ever new devices created to explore it only make us realize how far the road to knowledge goes, leaving us profoundly unsatisfied. Igor Omulecki, an artist of an inquiring disposition, creates eclectic and by default open pieces. Each stage of the work might lead him to completely unknown parts; thus, setting out from photographs of a starry sky he arrived at the techniques of geological imaging, then to limestone cuts, and then on to microscopic images of the skin, and further still – by way of photochemical experiments – to photographic record of sound waves (cymatics). In a purely intuitive manner, he found his own subjective order among those experimental images: this is no scientific order, no scholarly taxonomy, but an order of an artist who is fascinated with the diversity of form in which the world manifests itself depending on the tool we use to examine it.  Nevertheless, photography remains one of the major tools or research, since it aspires to be the most objective of all imaging techniques. Still, even the microscopic and macroscopic photographs created in an “objective” process of mechanical reproduction will ultimately be viewer’s subjectively perceived images. At the end, one always finds the aesthetic. Text: Dorota Walentynowicz