The Promise of Sublime Words

The project I started whilst the course of doctoral studies, when I was preparing to the final exam in art history. During my research I discovered many old and obsolete books with popular sculptures from Antique to Classicism. To spice the process of spaced repetition, I began preparing photographs connected with discussed topics. I tried to confront myself with photographic reproductions of varying quality and scale, which depict stone sculptures, illusionistic spaces, portraits, etc. My aim was to show my favourite statues as objects, which arouse ambiguous associations. I tried to distort the usual view of sculptures and finally destabilize a natural sense of order. The appropriated images, deliberately trimmed to remove some details, are hard to decipher. I created new equivalences and relationships – the internal juxtapositions are far detached from the original context of images.


Ewa Doroszenko (1983) – Doctor of Arts in Fine Arts, a graduate of the painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts at Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun. She tests various ranges and scales of artistic expression: from traditional photography to multimedia installations, also in the field of Internet art. Recipient of many scholarships and beneficiary of residency programs: The Island-resignified in Lefkada (Greece 2015), Kunstnarhuset Messen in Ålvik (Norway 2015), Foundation AAVC Hangar in Barcelona (Spain 2014). Her projects were presented during arts festivals: FILE 2015 Electronic Language International Festival in Sao Paulo, Biennale of Digital & Internet Art nfcdab in Wroclaw, 7th Incubarte International Art Festival in Valencia, ISEA – 21st International Symposium on Electronic Art in Vancouver, 9th IN OUT Festival in Gdansk, GENERATE! Festival for Electronic Arts in Tübingen. Amongst others, she exhibited at Kasia Michalski Gallery in Warsaw, Historic Centre of Athens, Centre of Contemporary Art in Torun, the Stark Family Foundation in Warsaw.