born 1985 in Warsaw, Poland,
lives and works in Warsaw, Poland.
Witek Orski is a philosophy graduate and photographer. He describes his works in mutually accruing motives, approaches, and takes. Interested in relations between images, he examines social functions of photography, the medium itself, and its place in the field of art.
Stones are a photographic triptych. Photographs were created by assembling sixteen takes of a single stone, thus interfering with the option of reading its scale or depth. Orski examines relations between the eye, camera, and surface of the image. He draws the viewer’s attention to the photograph itself, usually perceived as a transparent medium. He further distorts perception of the presentation by toying with properties of the matter: photographed stones covered with a layer of olive oil resemble soft and moist pieces of meat. Thus created organicity is confronted with an analytical, dry, laboratory-like image.