Krystyna Ziach
Solo exhibition Space of Imagination, installation, 2014-2015
Museum Beelden aan Zee, The Hague, NL, guest curator Hans Rooseboom, curator of photography at the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam
This installation is composed of photoworks and photo-sculptures from different series
Photographs, diasec, wooden frames, corroded iron, sea salt, sand, mirrors

/.../Krystyna Ziach has been trained as a sculptress and as a photographer. In her work she combines both disciplines, but she continues to approach reality as a sculptress. In the exhibition organised in the fall of 2014 by the Beelden aan Zee museum, the emphasis is on a series of works from the early nineties. These so-called photo sculptures are monumental spatial constructions or installations, in which photos of the human body, culture and nature are incorporated. It is in this very series of works that Krystyna Ziach’s dual background becomes visible and the two disciplines, photography and sculpture, merge. The photo sculptures have geometrical shapes-squares, triangles and circles - which Ziach combines with materials such as sand, salt, mirror, glass and iron. In this way she creates captivating conceptual works in which the sculptress/photographer plays with optical illusions and the symbolic./.../
Translation: Hanny Keulers
Hans Rooseboom, 2014, curator of photography at the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam and guest curator of solo exhibition Space of Imagination in 2014-2015 at the Museum Beelden aan Zee, The Hague, NL