Artists

Tomasz Wysocki

Tomasz Wysocki, born 1990, studied photography at National Film School in Łódź. One of the most interesting young photographers in Poland. He specialises in staged photography, creating imagined pic- tures. Every element is meticulously arran- ged with no manipulation or compositing. Digital editing technology is only used for basic retouching and colour correction. Wy- socki juxtaposes diverse elements – sha- pes, textures and shades of hues. The com- bined use of soft lighting and the frozen movements of his subjects gives rise to ima- ges that do not leave a trace of such typical- ly photographic means of expression as depth of field, foreground, multiple planes, and the decisive moment or accidental be- haviour of the subject. These works defy the restrictions of a single medium and position themselves on the interface of staged pho- tography and painting.

Wysocki’s works were shown at the exhibition „45 frames from PhotoVogue” hosted by Ita- lian Vogue at Leica Gallery in Milan (2015). He also took part in the National Film & Photo School group shows during the Copenhagen Photo-festival 2013 and „Collection/ASSEM- BLAGE” in Øksnehallen, Denmark 2014. In 2016 Wysocki’s „Return to Eden” was part of „Prima Materia” show at Design Akademie in Berlin. He also exhibited individually: twice at Fotofestiwal in Lodz (in 2014 and 2015), at Leica Gallery in Warsaw (2015) and at OFF Festival in Opole (2016).

Wysocki was awarded with the prize of polish Ministry of Culture and received a scholarship from the Ministry of Education in 2014.
Tomasz Wysocki

    Tomasz Wysocki - beginnings


    Exhibition open: 05.12.2015 - 14.02.2016
    Curator: Rafał Łochowski, Wojtek Wieteska


    The Tomasz Wysocki exhibition at the Leica Gallery Warszawa is the first comprehensive presentation of the work of this artist on the threshold of his career. This is also the first time the gallery has ever staged a debut exhibition. The exhibition comprises three separate projects carried out by Wysocki in 2013—2015, during the course of his studies at the Łódź Film School. The exhibition is accompanied by a photobook — the artist’s first publication.

    Tomasz Wysocki - The Taste of Cherry


    Exhibition open: 21.04.2018 - 03.06.2018


    The premiere of the newest photo project "The Taste" of Cherry by Tomasz Wysocki will take place at the Leica 6x7 Gallery Warsaw this April, vernissage is scheduled for April, 20th at 7 pm. Young, promising artist returns with new series of large-scale photographs that are posing some serious existential questions. From the formal point of view he is taking much from the old masters. The frames are dark and disturbing. Even though Wysocki’s vision has been organized with care for details, the viewer still finds own space for interpretation. This is the kind of a statement that can be found in the famous painting by Paul Gaugin, entitled "Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?". "The Taste of Cherry" by Tomasz Wysocki is an original, modern development of thoughts expressed by Gaugin, embodied in 12 large-format photographs.
    Selected works
    • Tomasz Wysocki – Exodus 2064
      • Exodus 2064 #1 (Blue Wall)
        Tomasz Wysocki
        Exodus 2064 #1 (Blue W...
      • Exodus 2064 #2 (White Ghost)
        Tomasz Wysocki
        Exodus 2064 #2 (White ...
      • Exodus 2064 #3 (Hanged Men)
        Tomasz Wysocki
        Exodus 2064 #3 (Hanged...
      • Exodus 2064 #4 (Parrots)
        Tomasz Wysocki
        Exodus 2064 #4 (Parrot...
      • Exodus 2064 #5 (Aquarium Scream)
        Tomasz Wysocki
        Exodus 2064 #5 (Aquari...
      • Exodus 2064 #6 (Blue Chaos)
        Tomasz Wysocki
        Exodus 2064 #6 (Blue C...
      • Exodus 2064 #7 (Wood)
        Tomasz Wysocki
        Exodus 2064 #7 (Wood)
      • Exodus 2064 #8 (Body)
        Tomasz Wysocki
        Exodus 2064 #8 (Body)
      • Exodus 2064 #9 (Girl & Fisch)
        Tomasz Wysocki
        Exodus 2064 #9 (Girl &...
    • Tomasz Wysocki – In-visibilis
      • In-visibilis #1 (Hanging)
        Tomasz Wysocki
        In-visibilis #1 (Hangi...
      • In-visibilis #2 (Apples)
        Tomasz Wysocki
        In-visibilis #2 (Apple...
      • In-visibilis #3 (3 dots)
        Tomasz Wysocki
        In-visibilis #3 (3 dot...
      • In-visibilis #4 (Under Cover)
        Tomasz Wysocki
        In-visibilis #4 (Under...
      • In-visibilis #5 (Picture)
        Tomasz Wysocki
        In-visibilis #5 (Pictu...
      • In-visibilis #6 (Ear)
        Tomasz Wysocki
        In-visibilis #6 (Ear)
      • In-visibilis #7 (Camomile)
        Tomasz Wysocki
        In-visibilis #7 (Camom...
      • In-visibilis #8 (Hood)
        Tomasz Wysocki
        In-visibilis #8 (Hood)...
      • In-visibilis #9 (Face)
        Tomasz Wysocki
        In-visibilis #9 (Face)...
    • Tomasz Wysocki – Return to Eden
      • Return to Eden #1
        Tomasz Wysocki
        Return to Eden #1
      • Return to Eden #1
        Tomasz Wysocki
        Return to Eden #1
      • Return to Eden #3
        Tomasz Wysocki
        Return to Eden #3
      • Return to Eden #4
        Tomasz Wysocki
        Return to Eden #4
      • Return to Eden #5
        Tomasz Wysocki
        Return to Eden #5
      • Return to Eden #6
        Tomasz Wysocki
        Return to Eden #6
      • TWysocki Eden7-2
        Tomasz Wysocki
        TWysocki Eden7-2
      • TWysocki Eden8-2
        Tomasz Wysocki
        TWysocki Eden8-2
    • Tomasz Wysocki – The Taste of Cherry
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