michel szulc krzyzanowski

 conceptual photography

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( updated until April 2024)

In The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, USA, an exhibition titled “A history of Photography:  Selections from the Museum’s collection”. Curated by Lisa Volpe. Until July 2024. 

My work is included in this exhibition.

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The photobook “3D sequences   2020 - 2023” is now also available with the special

 blue “baudoin lebon”-cover.

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Feedback from the photobook “3D sequences 2020 - 2023”

Clayton Dickson, Canada:

I have been captivated by Michel's work since meeting him some few years ago.

What I always understood from his original "conceptual photography" was that he was most interested in the multidimensional aspect of a captured (essentially frozen) single image of visual reality. As each of us know, a photograph is a “snapshot” of a particular context at a particular point in time. In this work, Michel combines multiple images to express both time and space as a fluid event. I know of no other artist that does the same.

Photography as art has always been one of my passions. Not just as an amateur photographer, but also as one who simply appreciates beauty in light. Indeed, I love how the capturing of light (a single snap-shot) in a specific context gives rise to conjectures about both reality and being. Michel and I have discussed this at length. Does a presented visual framework give rise to feelings about belonging, desire, and beauty?

What Michel taught me was that there is an infinity beyond the still frame of the photograph, in terms of what happened past, and what might occur in the future.

Every photo of his gave rise to the following questions:

1) What happened just before the photo was taken?

2) What happened after?

In this respect his photos always added the dimensionality of time, in an art form that truly only captures one instance of time.

One of the additional problems of photography is the reliance on monocular (one-eyed) perspectives. The camera always relies on a single image version of the world, in contrast to our own perspective, using two independent eyes. This is what gives us the 3-D perspective of visual “reality”

In Michel's latest work, he manipulates the monocular perspective to illusively create a 3-D perspective using either the physical presentation of 2-D photographic images in 3-D space (expanding and perhaps warping the use of visual perspective first used by the renaissance masters) or by manipulating images in virtual terms to do the same.

At any level, Michel’s work in photography is revolutionary. I am so happy to have met him and to have had the opportunity to discuss both his Photographic work and the general topics of Philosophy, Psychology, Politics, Physics, and the Physiology of the Brain.

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Joep Eijkens, Brabant Cultureel:

Anyone who wants to get an impression of the content can visit his website:

www.szulc.info/3-d-sequences-2023.html.

The presentation that can be seen there is accompanied by New Age-like music that – or so I experience it – makes you more receptive to the sequences that contain such elements as sun, sea, moon, cacti and the photographer's own body. or its shadows. Sometimes the images have something psychedelic, sometimes they are reminiscent of rituals and the dreamy, somewhat melancholic music seems to reinforce this.

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George Dalsheimer, Baltimore, USA:

Beautifully printed and the images are excellent.  I only wish we could see them in person.  

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In February 2024 a hardcover photobook was published titled “3D Sequences  2020 - 2023” with over 

100 pages of 3D sequences made from 2021 till 2023.

 

It includes an introduction text by Baudoin Lebon, prominent gallerist from Paris, and an essay by neuroscientist Professor Clayton Dickson from the University of Alberta, Canada, about the link between science and art. 


This book is published in 4 versions: in English, French, Spanish and Dutch.


Ordering indicating language through: 3d-sequences-the-book@szulc.info

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Early December 2023 Photolab Kiekie in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, printed for the 3rd time this year a series of 14 new 3-dimensional sequences on Hahnemühle Pearl museum quality photo paper. The large prints were as usual shipped to Galerie Baudoin Lebon in Paris, France.

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In August 2023 a new development with the 3-dimensional sequences. Until then the images were printed and mounted separate from each other, often overlapping, on a background in a wooden frame. This still happens but now each 3-dimensional image is also made as a pseudo-3-dimensional image by using Pixelmator Pro’s shadows resulting in a 2 dimensional museum quality print looking like a 3-dimensional image.

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On June 1, 2023 the book “Dutch Photo Publications 1918 - 1980” by Manfred Heiting was published by Stadt Verlag. Included is my photobook “Michel Szulc Krzyzanowski” by the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

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In May and June 2023 a new series of 3-dimensional sequences has been produced. They will be build by a specialized company called Profilex in Amsterdam in July 2023. These new works will be available as of September 2023 from Galerie Baudoin Lebon, Paris, France.

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On May 8, 2023, all of the 150 students of the “Fotoacademie” in Amsterdam, one of the most reputed photography academies in the Netherlands, have been donated one of my photobooks. 

To promote their motivations, inspirations and ambitions.

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My photography is represented since 1999 by Galerie Baudoin Lebon in Paris, France.

In 2019, the Sandvoort Gallery, Amsterdam, acquired the rights to represent my photography in the Netherlands.

However, a reorganization was implemented in March 2023. The worldwide representation of my photography, including in the Netherlands, is now exclusively provided by Galerie Baudoin Lebon.

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One man show of Vista images, vintage sequences and new 3D sequences in

"Centre d'Arts Contemporains La Chapelle", Clairefontaine, France. (Near Paris)

From 18 February until 7 May 2023.

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In Spring 2023 every student of the photography department of the Grafisch Lyceum in Rotterdam and every student of the Fotoacademie in Amsterdam inthe Netherlands, received as a gift for motivation and inspiration one of my photobooks. In total over 300 photobooks with a value of 

€ 15.000