In preparing ‘Connection Japan’ I followed the flâneur approach. During a month-long journey, I traversed Japan on foot while trying to escape the typhoons plaguing the country at that time. I recreated motifs associated with Japanese art and aesthetics in the photographs of people I met, shady scenes, sunrays deflected from phenomenal architecture or dispersed in atmospheric parks. Through the photographs selected for the exhibition I attempt to give an insight into the multifacetedness of Japan, made possible through the prism of sensitivities experienced there which I subjectively processed.
The photographs presented in the exhibition create a collage of sometimes complementary and sometimes contrasting pictures, thus communicating the content which usually eludes a selective view of the reality of Japan. In a Shintoistic way, I try to ‘connect’ two separate worlds – eastern and western ones – and I suspect I will succeed, since, according to Buddhism “treasures are already in my hands.”
Dominika Aurelia Korycka
Dominika Aurelia Korycka – visual artist, student of Media Art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, graduate of Warsaw University and Łódź University. Dominika has taken part in various group exhibitions, including the Centre of Contemporary Art in Toruń, Galeria Studio in Warsaw and Galeria Spokojna. She is published in Vogue Italia, Fresh from Poland and Gazeta Wyborcza and is also passionate about fashion photography. She recommends her Instagram page available here www.instagram.com/auonlyau.