Sylwia Ziniewicz

individual, ENTITY.2787
Life Dates:
b. 1978
GVSU Alumni Status:
GVSU Alum, 2006
Artist Biography:
Since memory is rarely a linear and coherent phenomenon, even for those present to witness an event, I present my work about memory in the same fashion. The use and presentation of vivid and muted colors, combined with black and white tones and a certain displacement, reflects my own ethereal and, at times, distorted vision of the past. Using family photos, coupled with a transfer and layering technique, I recreate the experience of recollection. The way we sometimes "see" and thus understand our memories even though they are not tangible. Further, I hope to raise the question of how memory and interpretation affect personal identity. How do we view our past and how has that, in turn, shaped us as individuals?

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