Nov 17th, 2022 – TDB
A collection of abstract photographs created by Canadian photographer Christophe Potworowski.
SoulStorm Artist Opening Presentation/Meet & Greet
November 20th, 2022, 3pm
Come hear Christophe’s thoughts on his photographic creations Rockies and his inspiration for SoulStorm. This very special event is free but by invitation only. Please click here to message us regarding an invitation.
With family roots in Eastern Europe, the onset of the recent conflict in Ukraine has shaken me deeply. Feelings of helplessness, loss, alienation, and meaninglessness were common. This resulted in a re-examination of foundations after the usual points of reference were eliminated and now no longer seemed adequate or reliable. In the midst of the soul storm, there is a longing for authentic expression and, ultimately, for new possibilities of meaning.
Through the use of multiple exposure, montage, and camera movement, these images explore some of these experiences as interior and metaphorical realities.
Christophe Potworowski’s interest in photography began as a teenager when his brother gave him an Agfa folding box camera. He enjoyed being able to respond actively to the world around him. Soon, he was hooked by the problem solving involved in making images and especially by the fact that the process involved both rational and emotional dimensions.
Living near Vancouver, in Canada’s British Columbia, and attracted by interpretive and abstract image-making more than representative photography, he strives to look for a deeper meaning emerging from the relations between colour and the other elements of design. After years of work in university settings, he now looks for the beautiful in more concrete ways.
He has participated in group shows at the South East Center for Photography (“Abstract” 2022) in North Carolina, and at the ASmith Gallery (“Trees” 2022) in Texas.
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