Joanna Piotrowska is interested in ‘the intersection between fiction and reality and the present and the past’. Primarily working with black-and-white photography, her images explore ‘love and care and something a bit more aggressive’. She pays attention to the tensions underlying everyday relationships and societal structures, focusing on such subjects as the body, family and shelter. Her photographic installations are as carefully composed as her simple and austere photographs and films. Modulating the size of individual images – from very small to immensely large – and their repetition and placement, Piotrowska manipulates their impact according to where they are shown, amplifying or understating their enigmatic, ambiguous and disconcerting qualities.
Joanna Piotrowska (born 1985, Warsaw, Poland) lives and works in London. Piotrowska studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, Kraków, Poland and the Royal College of Art, London.