FLOW brings together the artistic worlds of Agnieszka Laskus and Marek Emczek Olszewski, two photographers of Polish origin whose work explores their fascination with nature and in particular the element of water. Both artists consider working with nature a meditative process that offers a moment of pause and escape. Agnieszka delves into a close encounter with water, looking for what’s hidden within, capturing the magic and mystery in her abstract, kaleidoscopic realms. Adopting an aerial perspective Marek explores the vastness of nature and it’s powerful presence taking viewers on a dreamy journey into mesmerising, expansive landscapes. As avid travellers, both artists create their work on the go, capturing the essence of nature across the world.
Both artists deploy a range of media, presenting their work either framed or mounted on dibond plates and using high quality archival paper, Hahnemuhle Photo Rag. To enhance the luminosity of her subject matter, Agnieszka prints her work on metallic paper as well as on glossy Chromaluxe. Marek presents some of his work in a circular format which corresponds to the aquatic theme in the FLOW.
Agnieszka Laskus is an award-winning photographer with ARPS distinction from the Royal Photography Society who lives and works between London and Bristol. She has taught darkroom photography in the US and exhibited extensively in Europe. More recent awards include the Foto Art Festival 2019 in Bielsko-Biala, an IPA Honourable Mention in 2019, the BIPP regional awards 2019, and Primo-Piano Atelier Prize 2020.
Marek Emczek Olszewski is a London-based artist who obtained his photographic diploma at RACC in Richmond upon Thames in 2011 but is predominantly self-taught. He has exhibited in over a hundred shows in the UK, Europe, New York, Los Angeles and Seoul. Awards include the Royal Society of Chartered Surveyors (Infrastructure Photographer Of The Year), Construction Industry Council, Compas Oxford University and American Society of Civil Engineers.