The pain­ting is an attempt to inquire into the fact how others see. Other­ness also refers to a vision defect. The sight of the moon is split and, at the same time, unnaturally close, which brings to mind the loss of focus con­nec­ted with examining objects from a very close distance—just like in the Closer por­trait series. Rogalski is fascinated with the moment in which, due to an over-​intensive observation, we seem to be loosing the unam­biguous quality of an image, and per­ceive objects in a dif­ferent way than we would if we were using our know­ledge of them.

Zbigniew Rogalski
How she sees the moon

oil on canvas