Piotr Karpinski/ Born in Poland and settled in United Kingdom in 2006/ BA Photography program taken up at Middlesex University London in 2011/ While a student became a first photography assistant of Paulina Otylie Surys and between 2012-2013 supported her projects for The British Journal of Photography, GQ, Times, AnotherMan/ Graduated from Middlesex University in 2014/ After graduation selected for “The Catlin Guide 2015|New Artists in the UK”. Since then selected for number of group exhibitions including International Print Exhibition 158 2015/2016 by The Royal Photography Society/ First solo show “Let’s Talk about Life & Death Darling” set under Photomonth East London International Photography Festival 2015, London 1-30 November/ Piotr’s work has been selected for Creative Review The Photography Annual 2015 publication showcasing the best in commercial photography and finest photographers’ personal projects. Recently selected for Flash Forward 2016 book/festival by The Magenta Foundation and a winner of a Breakthrough Award 2016 by The British Journal of Photography.
2015 - Creative Review The Photography Annual 2015, 2015 - The Catlin Guide 2015|New Artists in the UK, 2015 - International Print Exhibition 158 / RPS, 2016 - Flash Forward 2016, 2016 - Breakthrough Award- British Journal of Photography
- Still life
Woman in the Church No.1/2
My work is about Life and Death. I am fascinated by both. What is always behind the image is a thought. Thoughts behind my photographs are my fascinations, fears and concerns related to existence and its ending. I use photography to record these. I often work with constructed photography.
Presented photograph becomes from a series called “Let’s Talk About Life & Death Darling”. This photograph is part of my study over a representation of Death and depicting its certainty via visual language. My work is about Life and Death. I am fascinated by both. What is always behind the image is a thought. Thoughts behind this photograph are my fears and concerns related to existence and its ending. I use photography to record these. I tend to depict my states of mind when creating a picture. I think of Death extensively. A deeper analysis of my work should direct the viewer to eternal matters of Death, what’s “after” and the fragility (and/or power) of Life. I am very much interested in Memento mori theme in visual art.
Old Woman with Narcissus
Part of a series: My name is P and You will die soon > My name is P and You can live forever . I like to tell stories and tend to construct a narration to be more like a poem than a novel- enigmatic yet conveying a strong message. A deeper analysis of my work should direct the viewer to eternal matters of Death, what’s “after” and the fragility (and/or power) of Life.