Artist: Elzbieta Zdunek
Based in Helsinki, Finland
The topic of the collection is the pivotal moment, when neither the action nor the consequences are known.
My aim is to create artworks that resonate with the viewers through their background, biases, and experience, and that they interpret it through them as well. My intention is to show the moment of change, when we can't be sure if something is a blessing or a curse, if the main character is a hero or a villain.
All The Kings
Tomorrow Belongs To Me
Sparks Will Fly
Elzbieta “Ela” Zdunek is a photographer and collagist based in Helsinki, Finland. While art has always been present in her life, it was the pandemic and the lockdown that collaging became her main form of expression. Collaging is like life. What we encounter is not always of our choice, people, events, shapes; it is up to us to decide how we combine and interpret those elements. Collaging is taking and reclaiming agency, telling a story instead of allowing it to be told.
Ela’s works focuses on humanity and personality. The mannequins, so scarily human and devoid of humanity at the same time, are portrayed in the moment of change, the moment when the reality happens and comes to live. The style, resembling movies from the silent era, indicates how patterns and history repeat, and yet we keep on being surprised with the local and global events. Ela likes to think that we are again in the roaring twenties, equally tired, broken, and full of hope as a hundred years ago.
Ela’s works has been printed in art magazines in the UK, and exhibited in various galleries across the USA and Europe. The achievement she is especially proud of is the Spring 2021 NYC ArtWalk. Art should interact with the public!