Krzysztof Pijarski

born 1980 Trinec, Czech Republic
student of Interdisciplinary Individual Humanistic Studies (MISH) at Warsaw University (since 2000) and photography at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan (since 2003)
lives and works in Warsaw

solo exhibitions:
Photographs, Kawiarnia Na Radnej, Warsaw, 2003; Poetry Of the City - The City of Poetry, Zakret Gallery, Warsaw, 2003; Black Portraits, Zakret Gallery, Warsaw, 2004.

The «original» photographs were taken with a digital camera, then re-photographed from a TFT-display with a medium-format camera and, finally, traditionally enlarged on black and white photographic paper. The resolution of display of the «originals» (1280 x 960 pixels) determined the final format of 50 x 40 cm, giving in effect a resolution of 24 «pixels» per centimeter. While, beheld from a distance, the images seem quite ordinary, when approached, they reveal their discreet structure.

Quotation in the bottom right-hand corner: “Der Fotoapparat ist kein Werkzeug, sondern ein Spielzeug, und der Fotograf kein Arbeiter, sondern ein Spieler: nicht ‘Homo faber’, sondern ‘Homo ludens’”.

22, a cycle of 13 black-white photographs with quotations from two books by Vilém Flusser (Ins Universum der technischen Bilder and Für eine Philosophie der Fotografie),
2004, 50x40 cm, silver gelatin prints

detail (has to be viewed @ 400/500% on a 1024x768 display)