Malgorzata Stankiewicz: Lassen (Meta/Books, 2019)

Born in Poland, Małgorzata Stankiewicz is an artist living and working in Switzerland. Having trained her skills in analogue photography and alternative processes at the International Center of Photography in New York, what drives her practice is an interest in the material qualities and resilience of the mediums she engages with.

In recent years, as her focus shifted towards the subject of natural environment and its human-imposed, impending degradation, it has become discernible how these two subjects intersect on a metaphorical pane within her work. This convergence of the two topics lies at the centre of all three of her most recent projects: Lassen, cry of an echo and Halides.


Video: Artist Talks Małgorzata Stankiewicz by Paris Photo (Vimeo)

Composed of unique, large-scale C-print composites, Lassen is a topographic and polychromatic exploration of natural landscape which it celebrates, while simultaneously revealing my uneasiness and anxiety about the current state of the environment. It is an experimental investigation of the chromogenic process. The enlargements, hand-printed in sections, result from countless hours spent in the colour darkroom. I compress the multiple layers of physical and chemical manipulations into one final image.

Małgorzata Stankiewicz

Publisher: Meta/Books

META/BOOKS is a feminist publishing and research platform for emerging photographers and designers. They organize workshops, education projects, as well as curating lectures series and exhibitions.