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Resume

Personal:

Born 1970 in Sosnowiec, Poland
Currently lives in Poland

Artist's Statement:

I am a man who has found the balance between the time of tranquility and time of action. I gain strength and calmness from my work. My photography is a reflection of my choices and experiences. I'm not really interested in documenting the scenes and places. I want my work to express my feelings and my own vision.

I usually create one collection in a relatively short period of time - one or two years. All images in the collection are linked not only in terms of a place but also by the time and by experiences and attitude that created me in that time. I am the part of every picure in the collection. I couldn't photograph consistent collection in for example ten years - I would be a different man at the end. That's why I rarely go back to the places that have already been closed in the collection. This interacts with my deep passion for exploring new sites. I constantly discover places which harmonize with my creativeness.

I used to photograph in color. But color has disappeared from my work. Shadows and lights, contrasts and darkness are much more multidimensional and allow me to express more than colors. I used to photograph wild nature only. But now I'm fascinated by the old buildings - ruiuned castles and churches, which became part of the landscape. Spirit of nature exists in these objects.

What is important is that evey step of creating the image is always performed by me. Taking picture, working in the digital darkroom, printing, framing... I know the final result before I even press the shutter, but all the elemets are essential components of the entire work. I really care about my technical skills. I have to be sure that I can depend on my knowledge and with subtle movements I can adapt reality from the pure raw file to my personal vision.

Arkadiusz Pałasiński


Selected Awards

March 2013
1st Prize in Photographer of the Year Contest of Polish Nature Photographers Union (Silesian Area) in Experiment Category
2nd Prize in Photographer of the Year Contest of Polish Nature Photographers Union (Silesian Area) in Plants, Fungi, Lichens Category
2rd Prize in Photographer of the Year Contest of Polish Nature Photographers Union (Silesian Area) in Mammals Category
1rd Prize in Photographer of the Year Contest of Polish Nature Photographers Union (Silesian Area) in World in Our Hands Category
2rd Prize in Photographer of the Year Contest of Polish Nature Photographers Union (Silesian Area) in World in Our Hands Category
2st Prize in Photographer of the Year Contest of Polish Nature Photographers Union (Silesian Area) in Photo Set Category
March 2012
3rd Prize in photo contest Photographer of the Month of Polish Nature Photographers Union (Silesian Area) in Landscape Category
2rd Prize in Photographer of the Year Contest of Polish Nature Photographers Union (Silesian Area) in World in Our Hands Category
1rd Prize in Photographer of the Year Contest of Polish Nature Photographers Union (Silesian Area) in Multiplicity Category
3rd Prize in Photographer of the Year Contest of Polish Nature Photographers Union (Silesian Area) in Multiplicity Category
March 2011
1st Prize in Photographer of the Year Contest of Polish Nature Photographers Union (Silesian Area) in Multiplicity Category
2nd Prize in Photographer of the Year Contest of Polish Nature Photographers Union (Silesian Area) in Plants, Fungi, Lichens Category
2nd Prize in Photographer of the Year Contest of Polish Nature Photographers Union (Silesian Area) in Multiplicity Category
3rd Prize in Photographer of the Year Contest of Polish Nature Photographers Union (Silesian Area) in Mammals Category
3rd Prize in Photographer of the Year Contest of Polish Nature Photographers Union (Silesian Area) in Photo Set Category
3rd Prize in Photographer of the Year Contest of Polish Nature Photographers Union (Silesian Area) in Multiplicity Category
September 2010
1st Prize in International Contest of Federation of Wildlife Photography in Landscape Category (Czech Republic)
February 2010
2nd Prize in photo contest Photographer of the Year of Polish Nature Photographers Union in Landscape Category
January 2010
2nd Prize in photo contest Photographer of the Month of Polish Nature Photographers Union (Silesian Area) in Landscape Category
3rd Prize in photo contest Photographer of the Month of Polish Nature Photographers Union (Silesian Area) in Landscape Category
December 2009
1st Prize in photo contest Photographer of the Month of Polish Nature Photographers Union (Silesian Area) in Landscape Category
November 2009
3rd Prize in photo contest Photographer of the Month of Polish Nature Photographers Union (Silesian Area) in Landscape Category
October 2009
3rd Prize in photo contest in Swidnica during Polish Nature Festival in Landscape Category

Exhibitions

2013 - Smolna Gallery, Rybnik, Poland
2013 - Filharmonia Świętokrzyska, Kielce, Poland
2013 - CINIBA, Katowice, Poland
2013 - The Museum of the Silesian Uprisings, St. Anna`s Mountain, Poland
2012 - Museum of Opole Silesia, Opole, Poland
2012 - Center of Ecological Education (Karkonosze National Park) , Szklarska Poręba, Poland
2012 - Museum of Earth Sciences, Warszawa, Poland
2012 - Miejski Dom Kultury “Szopienice-Giszowiec”, Katowice, Poland
2012 - Szyb Wilson Gallery, Poland
2012 - Piętro Wyżej Gallery, Katowice, Poland
2011 - Art Cafe Muza, Sosnowiec, Poland
2010 - Muzeum Górnictwa Węglowego, Zabrze, Poland

Publications

2013 - Album, DOLOMITI PHOTO, I grandi fotografi delle Dolomit, Italy
2011 - Album, Dolomity, Barwy i światła włoskich szczytów, Poland

2012 - Photos in "Przegląd Geologiczny" magazine
2012 - Interview and cover in SosnArt magazine
2012 - Interview in TVP3 television
2011 - Interview in TVP3 television



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