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Paris: Makary

May 19, 2016 - June 19, 2016

Borys Makary

Borys Makary solo exhibition in Paris.

The exhibition will be shown in the gallery Claude Samuel, where you can see the artist’s works from 19 May to 19 June 2016. At the exhibition they will be presented three projects: “They were”, “Connection” and “Polish misia”. The common denominator for these three projects is a woman. The author in the specific way tries to explore the nature of women, and also refer to the role and perception of the modern world.

The “They were” project boils down to the “Man Rey-esque” form of negatives, on which signs and digits, symbolising the personality of the character in the picture, were painted by hand. The starting point was numerology, certain symbols which were to say something about the given person. Each photograph tells the story of a different woman. The project was shown at FOTOFEVER exhibition in the Louvre and at the Nue 1 exhibition at Paris NUE Gallery.

The “Connection” project. These are the central photographs of a woman, in the background of the  landscape. The romantic aesthetic is kept, we can see some reference to romanticism, for example to the Caspar David Friedrich painting, with its negation at the same time. The woman is a bit anti-romantic.

Polish misia  (Lick your teddy) is about depicting and presenting a psychological and sociological phenomenon, which seems to have been present “since forever”, but has never been talked about in this context. In this project women show their deep bond, relations with “a teddy bear”, emphasising their amorous approach towards these toys. The photo story is completed with the memories connected with this “fluffy friend”.

Borys Makary, a photographer born in 1977 in Poland. He does conceptual, creative photography, which comments on reality. His projects show his interest in human nature, above all woman’s. He wants to capture and define femininity. He searches for interesting and intriguing methods of imagery, and treats in an innovative way not only photography as a medium, but also the topics he explores.

He holds an MA degree in Visual Arts, and is a graduate of the Department of Photography in the Faculty of  Multimedia Communication at the University of Arts in Poznań. He learnt fashion photography from Miles Aldridge and at the International Center of Photography in New York. He has been an assistant of the fashion photographer Richard Warren.

Borys Makary has exhibited his works in Paris, where they were shown at FOTOFEVER exhibition in the Louvre, as well as at the NUE Gallery. His works have also been displayed at the WeArt festival in Barcelona, Photo Independent in Los Angeles and many exhibitions in Poland.

Since 2012 he has received numerous international awards in photography competitions in the USA and Europe, including two medals at Prix de la Photographie Paris 2013 – for advertising campaigns as well as his original projects.



May 19, 2016
June 19, 2016
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Claude Samuel Galerie
69 Avenue Daumesnil
Paris, 75012 France
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