|Alicja Dobrucka. 'I like you, I like you a lot'|
Welcome everyone! A new year has begun and Wallflower is thrilled to provide a sneak peak and video interview of Alicja Dobrucka's upcoming exhibition "I like you, I like you a lot" as our first post of 2013. We are looking forward to this and many other fantastic shows.
The London-based Polish photographer draws her inspiration from her home country Poland. In her artist statement she explains:
“My work is mainly about the familiar, known from direct experience. I’m a diarist, I work intuitively, photography, documenting comes to me naturally. I don’t glamourize reality, a certain raw quality to the work.
I’m interested in the journey - the conversations that need to happen for the work to develop. As an artist its very important to me that the work can move and be understood by people, audiences not only from the ﬁne art world but also the ones who have no knowledge of critical theory."
'I like you, I like you a lot' is a project about family and grieving and began once Alicja got news that her brother had passed away. The work opens up the personal space of mourning to broader affects and poses questions about vulnerability, youth, motherhood, and domesticity. Alicja's camera later returns to central Europe and her brothers youthful group of friends in a small urban-rural locality, as they find their way to a fuller, more mature, life.