Artophilia  •  186   •  28 February 2018

Laura Makabresku


Laura Makabresku (real name is Kamila Kansy), born in 1987 in Brzesko. Visual artist and photographer. She lives and creates in Cracow. She studied the Polish philology at the Pedagogical University in Cracow. She works with creative photography filled with symbolism and atmosphere of fairy tales, myths, and recently also with biblical and apocryphal references. Being close to the trend of symbolism, she builds visual metaphors in her photography that deal with the issues of eroticism and sacrum. She is inspired by the Orthodox icons and literature of magical realism. She translates fairy tales into a single frame, creating disturbing images of land existing without time, in which supernatural forces mingle with realistic order of the world. The world created by Laura oscillates between a girl’s erotic fantasy and exploding instincts of nature. Laura’s tales do not end with a triumph of good over evil. The frame usually shows only the moment of the story’s culmination, the moment of the suspension of the action in which the story accumulates, and the direction of its solution is impossible to determine.


Major exhibitions:

2017
-“Personal Structures – open borders”, Palazzo Mora, Venice (during the Venice Biennale)
-“Pain Relief”, ASP Gallery, Cracow

2016
“Clairvoyance”, Guy Hepner Gallery, New York
-“I have nothing in common with myself”, Orlando Lemos Gallery, Brasil

2015
-“The Shining”, Cellar Gallery, Cracow
-“Nonspaces”, Third Eye Gallery, Cracow

2014
“Compulsion”, The Opole Contemporary Art Gallery ANEKS, Opole
-“Dark Body of Swallows”, Pauza Gallery, Cracow

2013
-“East of the Sun and West of the Moon”, Koletek Street, Cracow
-“Laura Makabresku & Lilliputians”, Bunkier Gallery, Gdańsk

2012
-“Room”, Art Center Mościce, Tarnów
-“The Moon is for Adults only”, the festival of the Photography in Cracow


Gallery

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Official website: lauramakabresku.com
FACEBOOK: makabresku.fairy.tales – fb
INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/lauramakabresku

 

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