Everything stands in order: roses are for mother, fists are for strangers. But after that, it gets complicated:
there are more capitols than the countries in the world, everything has its limits, love ends, mind wanders aimlessly colours blend with the distance my dog seems to be smiling to all the eyes that look like yours.
The opening night of the new project by Dominik Tarabański “Roses for Mother” took place on December 14th at Leica 6×7 Gallery Warsaw. Large-format photographs taken by a young generation photographer based in NYC are reflecting sensual compositions located somewhere between art installation and the world of nature.
“This project was created solely by me, photographs of my own compositions, yet it was influenced by my mother’s positive outlook. I collect the sticks and flowers, arrange them patiently and in silence. The sticks snap, the flowers bend and die, rubber bands break, tape fails to hold the composition, things fall apart even before I manage to take a picture. I sit there, painstakingly working on each composition, and I never forget who told me to believe that everything is possible. I would love to show my mum all the capitols of the world and more. Until I am able to do this I will continue to share with her my postcards and these images of flowers I collect along the way. Roses for Mother.” Dominik Tarabański
Dominik Tarabański was born in a small city close to the Ukrainian border and is currently living in New York. He graduated from the Film School in Łódź, where he studied Direction of Photography. His works are inspired by opposites and contrasts, no matter if they come from a big, busy city or wild, vast landscapes. What elevates his artistic vision is very personal, unique use of color, tone and composition. With every subject, he aims to blur the difference between photography and figurative arts. Works of Dominik Tarabański were shown in more than 30 galleries across the world. He contributed to art projects organized by New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and Pratt Institute. He was a finalist at the prestigious Galerie Open Huit Salon in Arles. In addition, he also won prizes at photography contest, notably the Sony World Photography Awards and Adobe Design Achievements Awards. His works are part of private art collections in London, Tokio, Paris, New York, etc.
Dominik Tarabański – “Roses for Mother”
Opening: 14.12 (Friday), 7 PM
On display: 15.12.2018 – 09.02.2019
Leica 6×7 Gallery Warsaw, Mysia 3, 2nd floor
Opening hours: Monday-Saturday 10 AM-8 PM, Working Sundays 12 AM-6PM
Patronage: Fotopolis, Doc! Magazine, Art Info, Digital Camera