Title of the work refers to the "Nude Descending a Staircase" of Marcel Duchamp, where the nude, previously functioning only as a form of art has been defined also as its object. "Landscape seeing the television tower in Vilnius" gives the landscape an analogous function of entity that subjectively experiences, as well as enter into relationship with another being or object, whereas in the latter relationship the entity is the observer and the object - a thing observed.
Such an understanding of the landscape emerge from the author's attitude, which is in opposition to anthropocentrism. In the latest works of Janek Zamoyski the significance refers to the idea of freeing instead of expanding human territory, also in the cultural context. Peaceful, unimposing coexistence of man and nature, as its element equal to others, is the leitmotif. The reality is only carefully observed and the action of the artist becomes the imaging of its broad spectrum of aesthetic, dependent on the light, dimension and cultural interpretation but also the physical characteristics of the work itself. The camera is a robot, a machine that objectively reproduces a reality, freeing the author of pretentious, subjective interpretation. Another objective element of recording method is a form of realization of the work, by physical characteristics of the target photographic object. The area of author choices are objective factors which are contemporary visual codes.
Image rights: Janek Zamoyski & Czułość
2016 | Чутливість | Artist’s House | Kiev | Ukraine
2016 | Midnight Show 4 | Bwa Wrocław | Poland
About Janek Zamoyski
Polish, b. 1978, Warsaw, Poland, based in Warsaw, Poland