Beata Podwysocka | ArtGallery.co.uk

Poland

November 2015

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Beata Podwysocka (AFRP, AFIAP) was born in Olsztyn, Poland. She has been always receptive to modern arts especially abstract, surrealist, hyperrealistic and minimalist forms, which is very often reflected in her works. The artist explores the surrounding world in search of scraps and patches of ordinary objects and phenomena in order to transform into self-existing entities. She uses her camera in the way the tailor handles scissors cutting out the pieces of fabric-like surfaces, textures, patterns and colours. While taking photographs the artist often reaches for vague and transient images such as shadows or reflections. She is fascinated with the fact that one is able to freeze the world that is absolutely intangible, but at the same time, it is inevitably and irreversibly non-existent without the actual physicality of things. Thanks to such a shift in perception she enters countless parallel worlds which are close at hand every day although we rarely realize that we live in their immediate vicinity. She is a creative photographer, Fellow of the Polish Republic’s Photoclub, a holder of the AFRP title. She also holds a distinction of ‘Artist FIAP’ (AFIAP) awarded by the International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP). She belongs to the Royal Photographic Society. AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS 2015 Spotlight Award, Black & White Magazine -Single Image Shot 2016; Winner of Black & White Magazine Single Image Shot 2016 Contest - three photographs featured; International Photography Awards, the USA – two Honourable Mentions, Fine Art; International Photography Awards ‘One Shot: [Home]’, the USA – two Honourable Mentions, Fine Art; included in the Saatchi Art featured collection 'Surreal Photography New Limited Editions’; included in the Saatchi Art featured collection ‚ 'Eye Candy: Works Inspired by Op Art’; 2014 International Photography Awards, the USA- four Honourable Mentions, Fine Art; International Photography Awards, One Shot: [One World]’, the USA- two Honourable Mentions; FIAP Salons – 18 acceptances; Fotoforum Rozumberok, Slovakia – FIAP Best Author of the Salon ; A Smith Gallery, Texas, the USA , ‘Shadows’ – finalist; 2012 International Photography Awards, the USA – three Honourable Mentions, Fine Art; A Smith Gallery, Texas, the USA , ‘Play’ – Honourable Mention; A Smith Gallery, Texas, the USA , ‘Imagination’ – finalist; Photo Place Gallery, Vermont, the USA, ‘Abstract Expressions’ – finalist; FIAP Salons – nine acceptances; 2011 7th International Photography Exhibition – ‘Rock 2011[, Serbia – Gold FIAP Medal, Architecture; 18th International Photo Contest ‘Photo Series – Swidnica 2011’, Poland – 1st place, Conceptual Photography; 11th Nationwide Photo Contest ‘Space of Imagination’, Poland – Honourable Mention of the Photo Club of the Republic of Poland; A Smith Gallery, Texas, the USA , ‘Winter’ – finalist; FIAP Salons – 22 acceptances; 2010 10th Nationwide Photo Contest ‘Space of Imagination’, Poland – Honourable Mention of the Photo Club of the Republic of Poland.

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