- Works category human
The photo was created in 2010, during the period of intensive development of social media, it is a kind of vision of the future in which the real world loses to the virtual one. „Online” is the question where we are going. Will the new world dominate the old, real one?
The photo is inspired by the series of paintings „The Repentant Magdalen” by Georges de La Tour. The composition of the works is based on the local light given by a candle. Bright parts attract and stop the viewer’s eye by symbolically presenting individual parts of the story that De La Tour wanted to tell us – the woman, a skull, a candle, a mirror, a whip, books… „Online” photography is a portrait showing a man, perhaps while gaming or remote work. Here, however, symbolically, the main part of his story is hidden in the dark, as if locked in a house, hidden from the eyes of others.
The year 2020 and the pandemic time came, then the question arising from the photography became even more powerful. What do we look like today, after a long time at home, how will this influence our perception of ourselves? What will the post-pandemic world look like and will we be able to find ourselves in it?
Photography. Limited edition 10+2AP.
Print on the cotton Fine Art paper, 450×310 mm.