“Unseen Dialogues”

“There are two trends noticeable in Makary’s work. On the one hand it is a fascination with the human body, especially the female body and femininity in general; on the other hand, it is admiration for the beauty and power of nature. Both threads are led parallelly, although it happens to them to enter together into an invisible dialogue. Such a dialogue is the latest presentation of Makary’s works, that consists of works from the artist’s archives that have never been displayed publicly before as well as the photographs made specially for the Cracow exhibition.

Why Unseen Dialogues? Because they are not obvious, one must look for them in the game of the pictures, in their associations. Seemingly simple, they can make a mess in one’s head. To understand them properly can cause some trouble. In addition, Makary doesn’t help us in this task. He makes us analyse them carefully picture by picture in order to find their connection, to hear their dialogues. What they are talking about? What they want to tell us? Let’s listen to…”

Grzegorz Kosmala – curator

In this work in the form of diptychs the viewer faces comparisons and, often, repetitions, although it is not known which motif, the one on the right or the one the left, was created first. Nevertheless, the important thing is that the series defines rather well what postmodern photography is and can be, without a specific place and time of origin. The concept of the exchangeability of ideas is interestingly implemented here by means of black and white and colour images, which may be put together in various ways. Such a manner of imagining has been popularised in Europe by Wolfgang Tilmans. The cycle Unseen dialogues has no beginning or a defined end, as was the case in classical photography, novel or film. Everything is suspended in an unspecific space-time, acting by way of poetic gaze. Such a type of photography is shown, among others, in Western Europe, but also in the exhibitions of Instytut Twórczej Fotografii (Creative Photography Institute) in Opawa.

Krzysztof Jurecki – artist critic

Individual exhibition / Unseen dialogues / Andel’s Art / Kraków, Poland / 2017