As You Can See

A refusal to agree to ready-made, rather limited formats of creating and perceiving images offered by contemporary technological and media infrastructures has become one of the more interesting artistic properties of recent photography. Artists creating within the current are taking a stab at returning to basics, to fundamental questions, to an analysis of the essential psycho-physical framework applying to our perceptions of image. Their works resemble tests, or attempts at setting traps for human perception – we are toyed with, our limitations and creativity vividly exposed (Witek Orski, Igor Omulecki, Attila Csörgő). The capacity for reaching realities beyond our projections and technological imaging formats directly is tested (Jan Smaga). Essential epistemological questions apart, artists use a variety of media to consider basic existential matters (Aneta Grzeszykowska, Wojciech Puś).