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Untitled (dog), 2007
c-print, 180 x 225 cm

Jan Smaga, Untitled, 2007




Skins, 2007

Jan Smaga, Skin, 2007
Skin, 2007, c-print, framed, dimensions of the frame 106 x 116 cm


Jan Smaga, Skin, 2007
Skin, 2007, c-print, framed, dimensions of the frame 106 x 116 cm

Jan Smaga, Skin, 2007




Cosmos, 2007
c-print, dibond, plexi, 60 x 60 cm

A space landscape of the surface of human skin.

Jan Smaga, Cosmos, 2007



Untitled, 2004
(with Aneta Grzeszykowska)
diptych, c-print, dibond, [2x] O120 cm

The photographs depict a swimming pool covered with a layer of snow. The second photograph records the process of taking the first one - footsteps in the snow reflect the movement of the photographers who, in order to produce one large photo of the pool, had to take several dozen of fragmentary photographs, stomping on the fresh layer of snow with each step. In order to take the second photograph, the artists had to retrace their own footsteps.

Aneta Grzeszykowska & Jan Smaga, Untitled, 2004


Aneta Grzeszykowska & Jan Smaga, Untitled, 2004




Water, 2005
(with Aneta Grzeszykowska)
lightbox, plexi, 3 elements: 188 x 140 x 15 cm; O50 x h 5 cm; 48 x 18 x 120 cm

Photographic objects illuminated from the inside, depicting water which fills the irregular shapes of the swimming pools. Conceived as free-standing objects, the solids, covered with photographs of the water surface, correspond in shape and proportions to the interiors of three pools in the Warsaw district of Moczydlo. The inspiration to create a model of water as a solid of certain weight and proportions came from the observation of the process of filling and draining water from the pool which takes place each summer. "Water" is an attempt at interpreting this very process as an incessant and elusive sculptural act.


air photograph of a swimming pool complex in the Warsaw district of Moczydlo


Aneta Grzeszykowska & Jan Smaga, Water, 2005




YMCA, 2005
(with Aneta Grzeszykowska)
c-print mounted on wooden blocks, 21 elements, total dimensions 260 x 340 x 150 cm

Monumental photographic documentation of the interiors of several floors of the YMCA building in Warsaw. The scan-like photographing technique, previously employed in the "Reflection" and "Plan" series, was used to create a three-dimensional, hybrid model of architectural "turned inside out". The logical sequence of the interiors was completely distorted and the architecture revealed its second, twisted and delusive face.

Aneta Grzeszykowska & Jan Smaga, YMCA, 2005


Aneta Grzeszykowska & Jan Smaga, YMCA, 2005
YMCA, installation photo, Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw (2005)


Aneta Grzeszykowska & Jan Smaga, YMCA, 2005

Aneta Grzeszykowska & Jan Smaga, YMCA, 2005
YMCA, subsequent elements of the work



Reflection, 2004
(with Aneta Grzeszykowska)
lightbox, plexi, 75,5 x 36,5 x 33 cm

Reflection, exhibition photo, "Palimpset Museum", Poznanski Palace, Lodz (2004)

Representative interior of a 19th century dining room in Poznanski Palace in Lodz was turned "inside out": rectangular prism, illuminated from the inside, was pasted over with "mirror" reflections of walls, floor and ceiling of the palace hall. This site-specific work was produced within the framework of the "Palimpsest Museum" exhibition (2004), curated by Aneta Szylak..

Aneta Grzeszykowska & Jan Smaga, Reflection, 2004

Aneta Grzeszykowska & Jan Smaga, Reflection, 2004


Plan, 2003
(with Aneta Grzeszykowska)
series of 10 works, c-print, dibond

"Plan" consists of 10 photographic compositions being a meticulous representation of 10 private apartments in Warsaw, all of which have been photographed from above. The exceptional effect of "scanning" was achieved through a special method: each view is a sum of several dozens of pictures which have been merged digitally. Every composition (apartment) comprises of a few discrete segments corresponding to the pattern in which walls divide the space into subsequent rooms.

MORE WORKS FROM THE SERIES >>

Aneta Grzeszykowska & Jan Smaga, Plan, 2003
Plan #10, Nadkole Słoneczna, 2003, c-print, Dibond, 292 x 124 cm