Synkroniciti welcomes visual artist Elzbieta Zdunek with five digital collages accompanied by a feature article: “Adjacent Realities: Curiosity and the Uncanny in the Artwork of Elzbieta Zdunek.” We are excited to feature also “”Letting Go,” an exploration of the feelings we experience when a relationship breaks down; “Reconciliation,” which evokes a tattered photograph of a child watching an embrace at the site of a car wreck; “Self Deception,” probing the games we play inside our psyches; and “The Safe Place,” which presents a paradox. Are safe spaces actually safe and for whom? With the exception of “Reconciliation,” which features a blazing red, these are grayscale collages. All five are peopled by mannequins, faceless humanoids that communicate with the viewer via body language. The nature of Elzbieta’s work is that you can see all sorts of meaning but what you see depends on the story you bring to the experience.
Experience Elzbieta’s mind-bending work in the newest issue of Synkroniciti, “Curiosity,” now available for purchase and digital download here: https://synkroniciti.com/the-magazine/purchase-individual-issues/.
Elzbieta Zdunek, originally from Poland, is a surrealist collage artist specializing in digital, predominantly grayscale, compositions which closely imitate and emanate from the textures and visual techniques used in the traditional, analog collage practice. She seeks to indicate one essential, overarching lesson to viewers of her work: that there is no such thing as objective perspective and this multi-dimensionality of events is created by the various differing natures of our relationships in regard to them. She wants the viewers to question all that they see, from the technique used to the relationships between the objects and characters to the choice and agency they have.