Silver 2017 / People / Portrait_P (Non-Pro)

Pseudologia fantastica

  • Photographer
    Jakub Wawrzak
  • Prizes
    Silver in People/Portrait

Man in every culture produced myths. We are creating myths about ourselves. We put on masks for the world, upholding social patterns and norms of behavior. We care about stories that never happened. Mythos complements the sphere of logos, being not so much a way of perceiving the world as a substrate on which we build our identity. The staging based on the authentic places and people who create this space, built with the synthesis of light and visual art from the language of film and painting, gives the impression of fantasy, enhancing the projection of needs and content that can be lived.

Jakub Wawrzak (b. 1989 in Torun) graduated from the Nicolaus Copernicus University, Department of Fine Arts, Art Education in the field of fine arts, Intermedia and Multimedia (2013). In 2014 he started his job as an assistant in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Technology and Life Sciences in Bydgoszcz. In 2017 he got a position as assistant in the Department of Graphic Art at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun. In 2018 he received his PhD degree in fine arts (NCU). In his art-research project he investigates the phenomenon of reception of diorama.