Krystyna Ziach
Photos and photo sculptures of Krystyna Ziach, by Hans Rooseboom,
curator of photography at the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam and guest curator of this exhibition.
Museum Beelden aan Zee (Museum Sculptures by the Sea), The Hague, NL, 2014 - 2015
Supplement of NRC-Handelsblad, 12-11-2014, Nl, newspaper
photo : The Fountain of Time, installation, collection Museum of Contemporary Art, MuHKA, Antwerp, BE

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 organized this fall by the Beelden aan Zee museum, the emphasis is on a series of works from the early nineties until now. 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.