Zoom FROWST (signed) | Joanna Piotrowska
Zoom FROWST (signed) | Joanna Piotrowska
Zoom FROWST (signed) | Joanna Piotrowska
Zoom FROWST (signed) | Joanna Piotrowska
Zoom FROWST (signed) | Joanna Piotrowska
Zoom FROWST (signed) | Joanna Piotrowska
Zoom FROWST (signed) | Joanna Piotrowska
Zoom FROWST (signed) | Joanna Piotrowska
Zoom FROWST (signed) | Joanna Piotrowska
Zoom FROWST (signed) | Joanna Piotrowska
Zoom FROWST (signed) | Joanna Piotrowska
Zoom FROWST (signed) | Joanna Piotrowska
Zoom FROWST (signed) | Joanna Piotrowska
Zoom FROWST (signed) | Joanna Piotrowska

FROWST (signed) | Joanna Piotrowska

$40.00
"All activity in the relationship with a father allows the self to develop, and at the same time destroys the self. I find the father everywhere, where I think I am me. There is no landscape without a father. Franz Kafka, Letter to His Father Padre
Joanna Piotrowska's awkward album, a series of staged family shots, insists on the fundamental anxiety at the heart of the family: its relationship system, the diamond ties that are equally oppressive and rewarding. His images depict intimate family scenes: bodies comfortably combined, meeting and converging, into images that teeter on the brink of a dysfunctional moment. In one snapshot, two adult brothers lie down together on a Persian rug in white underpants; in another, the black-clad bodies of two embracing women merge, suggesting the atavistic overlap of mother and daughter. The title itself, denoting a warm or stuffy atmosphere, captures the paradoxical nature of the family: the tight spaces are both welcoming and claustrophobic, intimate and airless.
The images are carefully staged: Piotrowska asked the subjects of her family to pose in almost sculptural gestures, recreating moments of intimacy, repeating spontaneous moments of tenderness, in performances that are imbued with a plethora of new meanings. Influenced by the philosophy of the German psychotherapist Bert Hellinger, Piotrowska integrated movements and gestures from Hellinger's therapeutic method Family Constellations, which attempts to expose and heal multigenerational trauma. His black and white images, intentionally nostalgic for the lost moment of happiness, are astute observations of the tension of the self that permeates all family dynamics.
Joanna Piotrowska is a Polish photographer who recently completed her Masters at the Royal College of Art in London. He has exhibited his work internationally in Ireland, Spain, Poland, Russia, France, Latvia and the United Kingdom. Works by FROWST have been included in Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2013, and the Jerwood Encounters: Family Politics exhibition, curated by Photoworks.."

This tab content type will accept rich text to help with adding styles and links to additional pages or content. Use this to add supplementary information to help your buyers.

This tab content type will accept rich text to help with adding styles and links to additional pages or content. Use this to add supplementary information to help your buyers.

This tab content type will accept rich text to help with adding styles and links to additional pages or content. Use this to add supplementary information to help your buyers.

First

This tab content type will accept rich text to help with adding styles and links to additional pages or content. Use this to add supplementary information to help your buyers.

Second

This tab content type will accept rich text to help with adding styles and links to additional pages or content. Use this to add supplementary information to help your buyers.

Third

This tab content type will accept rich text to help with adding styles and links to additional pages or content. Use this to add supplementary information to help your buyers.

FROWST (signed) | Joanna Piotrowska

$40.00