About O MIA O series:
Through the centuries painting aimed to project reality. The birth of photography successfully replaced the need to imitate nature. From this point onward painting has gone its own way, developing a trajectory of pure form. In 1907 Picasso painted "The girls from Avignon" - cubism was born.
Painting always struggled with the problem of showing three dimensions on a flat surface; so playing with space, as a form in frames on a two-dimensional canvas resulted as a natural consequence of this search. Cubist artists in their works never abandoned the reference to reality.
In our pictures we separate flat photographic image to solids. It gave possibility for a similar play with form. Seeing an object from many sides simultaneously is characteristic for analytical cubism but in photography it results in an entirely new quality.
The inspirations were the beautiful landscapes of the Dutch island of Terschelling, on which we did photo shoot for fashion designer Ania Kuczynska's collection "O MIA O" www.aniakuczynska.com The infinite landscapes of this island flattened in the photos seemed to lack their original depth.
Kasia had an idea to transform the images to solids, which empowered feel of three-dimensional space and added a new order to it.
To achieve the final visual effect we made hundreds of solids, cut them, folded and glued from mathematically planned fine art prints. All work on those 4 images took us 2 months in total.