Justyna Ptak’s website
Benjamin Harris, “Justyna Ptak: Ascetic Aesthetic”
The focus of my current photographic practice is the banal and the mundane, which represents a vital part of our existence that is easily passed over. Abandoned ‘non-moments’, which are the core foundation of our realities .... Carefully chosen frames represent the ‘uncanny’ aspect of domestic spaces, where the familiar and foreign rely and depend on each other, only coming to realisation upon one’s knowledge and experiences. Integrating Mark Augé’s theories about the paradox of a foreigner, the work strongly depends on the viewer’s relation to it, inviting the viewer to be a part of the installation in order to access the work on a more personal level.
Justyna Ptak, The House, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, April-July 2014