Weronika Gęsicka, Vibe, 2019.
Courtesy of the artist and Jednostka gallery
Weronika Gęsicka, Untitled #1 from the Traces series, 2015–2017.
Courtesy of the artist and Jednostka gallery
Weronika Gęsicka, Untitled #5 from the Traces series, 2015–2017.
Courtesy of the artist and Jednostka gallery

Up-and-coming Polish artist Weronika Gęsicka has attracted attention in recent years with her Traces series of photomontages using American stock photos from the 1950s and 60s. Reconstructing photos with a touch of dark humour, she paints over the memory, making visible the unspoken conflicts and desires that lie hidden inside the happy-looking people in the pictures. In works that house a new presence, a transformed “truth” is revealed, and the vintage furniture-filled exhibition space gives viewers the sensation of having lost their way in a parallel other-dimension world.

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