Andrzej Dragan

Polish, b. 1978

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Andrzej Dragan

Polish, b. 1978

Biography

Andrzej Dragan’s background in quantum physics is the driving force behind his photographs and videos, which address the subjectivity of time and contemporary theories in physics. His haunting style is heavily influenced by the surreal, dream-like quality and subject matter of David Lynch films. Dragan, who started making art in 2003, is credited with the creation and proliferation of the “Dragan Effect,” a post-production technique that draws out fine details, such as pores and wrinkles, to create a hyperrealistic, almost three-dimensional appearance. Dragan developed his photographic style to stimulate the Fusiform Face Area (FFA) region of the brain, which is the section responsible for facial recognition. By activating this area, he seeks to skew the viewer’s perception of faces and reality.

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Andrzej Dragan’s background in quantum physics is the driving force behind his photographs and videos, which address the subjectivity of time and contemporary theories in physics. His haunting style is heavily influenced by the surreal, dream-like quality and subject matter of David Lynch films. Dragan, who started making art in 2003, is credited with the creation and proliferation of the “Dragan Effect,” a post-production technique that draws out fine details, such as pores and wrinkles, to create a hyperrealistic, almost three-dimensional appearance. Dragan developed his photographic style to stimulate the Fusiform Face Area (FFA) region of the brain, which is the section responsible for facial recognition. By activating this area, he seeks to skew the viewer’s perception of faces and reality.