Artist: Michel Szulc Krzyzanowski
Three fine art pigment prints mounted within a wooden frame with museumglass, size 20x50cm, edition of 5 (+ 3 A.P.).
Michel Szulc Krzyzanowski was born in 1949 from a Polish father and Dutch/Belgian mother in the small town of Oosterhout, the Netherlands. He studied art and photography at the Academy of Art St. Joost, Breda and the Royal Academy of Art in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, both in the Netherlands. He graduated in 1970 and ever since works as an autonomous artist photographer. In addition to sequences he continues to make other forms of conceptual photography, as well as worldwide photo projects.
The new body of work, the 3D Sequences, rather disillusional and disorientating. On purpose of course, to have the spectator enjoy a unique and strange visual experience. What is almost flat, looks like it has depth. So in fact you see something what you know is not true: It is an illusion, a “trompe l’oeil”. The eyes sending false information to the brain. It is as if our own senses are confused and misguiding us. The whole idea behind this is the artist’s conviction that what we humans have as a believe or what we think is a truth, not necessarily is correct. These new works are therefore an anti-dote for dogmas.
To try to have people accept and experience visually there is not always one truth. This intention behind those works have religious and political links, in the sense that in those fields the most dogmas exist, and therefore as humanity we suffer of stagnation. Religious and political dogmas blocking positive development for humanity. These images try to make the spectator more open and flexible. To realize a belief is not a hard stone but a fluid drop of water.
Exhibitions Camden Arts Centre, London (1972), Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris (1973), Festival Arles, France (1974), Centre Beaubourg, Paris (1977), Canon Gallery, Amsterdam (1978), Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (1979), The Art Institute of Chicago (1982, 1999), Galerie Fiolet, Amsterdam (1982), Centre Pompidou, Paris (1983), Gemeentemuseum Arnhem, (1984), Laurence Miller Gallery, New York (1984), Musée des Beaux Arts, Tours, France (1985), Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego (1985), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (1985), Galerie Hollandse Hoogte, Amsterdam (1987), Museum voor Fotografie, Antwerpen (2000), Galerie Baudoin Lebon, Paris (2001, 2002) and many others.
Collections ‘Sequences’ has been bought by Centre Beaubourg (Paris), Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, The Art Institute of Chicago, Centre Pompidou, Museum Ludwig (Cologne) and many private collectors.