Weronika Gesicka is a Polish artist, born in Włocławek, Poland. She has graduated from the graphics department of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw and the Academy of Photography.
Just recently world get crazy about Weronika’s surreal photo series “Marks”. Marks are, by definition, traces or other indications of the existence or passing of something. Evidence of a presence. Confirmation of participation. Examples of such marks are photographs, which document the existence of people, situations, moments.
Her projects address themes tied to memory and its mechanisms. Gesicka is interested in scientific and semi-scientific theories that deal with memory, mnemonics and the processes of memorizing and forgetting. She is primarily a photographer and creator of objects.
“Marks” series is based on archival photographs purchased from an image bank. Family scenes, vacation souvenirs, everyday life. Suspended somewhere between truth and fiction. Hard to say if they are spontaneous or entirely staged. We do not know the real ties between the figures in the photographs; we can only suppose how much truth is in their gestures and gazes. Who are, or were, these people in the photographs? Are they actors playing happy families, or real people whose photographs were put up for sale by the image bank? Some are present; others vanish from the pictures, but they always leave a mark.
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