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Research: ANNAMARIE DZENDROWSKYJ

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Twilight

RESEARCH NOTES:

“I paint the uncanny in fleeting moments of a world in constant flux, inviting the viewer to challenge their perception of time, space, place.”

  • MATERIALS: works with oil paints on linen
  • About her ‘Twilight’ pieces:
    • “seeks to explore that ‘grey area’ between presence and absence in her atmospheric works- an investigation into the indeterminate nature of ‘ways of seeing’ and ‘being’”
    • “the works present the emergence and dissolution of forms and settings, reflecting the experience of underwater vision”
      • conveying a form of movement, where objects begin to appear to the surface – approximately two possibilities at that point – it will either emerge or retreat into the oblivion/distance – the object is presented as having innate motion to it – no matter its original characteristics regarding this motion – moving or stilness 
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Twilight – Poland II
  • TECHNIQUE: “The starting points for her are digital images shot through the window of a moving car or bus, often when misted with rain or condensation.”
  • TECHNIQUE: “portrayal of light and surface considerations are key to the sense of presence and absence in Annamarie’s subtle but complex works”
  • TECHNIQUE: “Employing a process of creation and erasure, concealing and revealing, the work evokes the sense of a netherworld conflating time, place, vision and memory.”
    • this process of creation and erasure builds up a time framework, conveying movement in this imaginary or recalled space
    • and since there is a presence of movement it acts as evidence for the corresponding presence of time

 

  • “Life as a scuba diving instructor informs her ‘eye’ resulting in work that reflects the experience of underwater vision.”
    • “Everything seen is affected by movement, light and weather conditions and in this sense, nothing appears clearly defined.”
      • faced in a position of unclarity, and high density of the surrounding environmental state – where the particles are highly concentrated and in constant movement – thus disabling clear perception
      • perhaps a state of the mind as well? – seeing the mind as a dense matter, almost like cloudy water? – objects have to emerge and be close enough to the surface to show through
      • PRESENCE AND ABSENCE at the same time – some things appear and some things do not – but all the information is there – this concept of presence and absence is generated through movement
  • “[paintings] explore the tension between figuration and abstraction and the way in which the viewer understands or perceives time and place.”

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  • “A moment in time that is seen as suggesting a space, rather than defining a space, one that exists between what is seen and unseen, a zone of indiscernibility.”
  • Indiscernable zones and spaces”
    • Indiscernible – niedostrzegalny – impossible to see or clearly distinguish
    • ambiguity of the mind

 

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