Aneta Grzeszykowska’s series of black and white photographs, Negative Book, is a project which deconstructs positive photography and as such forms a con­tinuation of the artist’s reflec­tions on the charac­ter of the photographic medium and its various trans­for­mations. The star­ting point here was traditional photography registering per­sonal situations or scenes deliberately posed for the camera. (…) The whole series was created using two new photographic tech­niques. The first is the exposition of the body totally or par­tially pain­ted black, which creates a reverse effect on the negative: the body takes on a bright colour. The second tech­nique is the trans­for­mation of pre-​existing positive photographs into negative versions. Such a manipulation (both of the medium and of the viewer) seems to under­mine the trust we have in the images we receive through the means of positive photography as a convin­cing reflec­tion of reality.

Maria Brewińska (exerpt from the book)

Aneta Grzeszykowska

Text: Maria Brewińska
Design: Michał Kaczyński
68 pages, 29 photographs, 155 x 225 mm, hardcover
Print run: 300

Publisher: Zachęta Narodowa Galeria Sztuki, Warszawa 2013
ISBN 83-60713-78-2