Natalia ist sex, Agata Jakubowska, 2009

The activity of the PERMAFO Gallery co-founded by Natalia LL together with Andrzej Lachowicz, Zbigniew Dłubak and Antoni Dzieduszycki was inaugurated in 1971 by the artist’s installation Intimate Photography. Natalia LL used there her photographs made… Read more

Wojciech Krukowski, 1998

The presence of Natalia LL in art is characterised by her active, research-focused attitude, which seems to be oriented not so much towards the sustained achievement of goals, but towards the exploration of new perspectives. Such… Read more

Natalia LL, Piotr Krakowski, 1993

Natalia Lach-Lachowicz is an internationally recognized conceptual artist and co-founder of the PERMAFO Gallery. She has presented her work in all the world’s most important museums and galleries. Residing in Wrocław, she is not so well… Read more

About Natalia LL, Bożena Kowalska, 1993

Natalia Lach-Lachowicz — artist and intellectual, debating problems of photography and painting, working in the borderland between these two disciplines of art. She creates objects, installations and also stages actions-performances that sometimes go on for several… Read more

Post-Consumer Art, Andrzej Sapija, 1976

The series Categorical Statements from the Sphere of Post-Consumer Art expresses an artistic consciousness confirmed by art. They contain Statements which are at the same time postulates: the most important declaration concerns the progressing structural and… Read more

Apocalypse Espylacopa, 1998

The Apocalypse is the most mysterious book ever written, and it has been the subject of numerous research works, exegetes, and heuristics, as well as a source of revelations since its very creation. That comes as… Read more

Yhpargotohp, 1997

If photography were limited to recording pictures, things would be relatively easy. The photograph, however, is a magical, if not devilish, means of contact with reality. The devilish character of the photograph manifests itself through its… Read more

The Spirit of the Tree, 1996

Eighteen years ago I bought a cottage in the Owl Mountains (Eulengebirge) in the charming locality of Michałkowa. Once this cottage belonged to the Thal family of Michelsdorf but the vicissitudes of history made this family… Read more

Loose Space, 1987

The reflections which I wish lo share with you spring from my own artistic experiences and therefore are perforce subjective. They refer to the deep layers of the creative process and to me they are a… Read more

States of Concentration, 1980

Concentration. Calming down. Inner concord. Harmony. Becoming focused. Removing oneself from chaos. Polarisation of consciousness. Monitoring and self-monitoring. Reflecting. Thinking. Thoughtful non-thinking. Wise non-thinking. Spontaneous and unhurried wisdom. Slowing down. Concentration. Continuous contacts with the world… Read more

Points of support, 1978-1978

Interpretation of an action A. The sense of art appears more and more clearly to be conscious activity. The subjective character of art (1), about which we forget in times of mediumal convulsions is corroborated by… Read more

Waking and Sleeping. Dreams, 1979

The Dreaming series, which started in 1978, results from my interest in the commonplace and trivial as an area of artistic penetration. The programmatic artificiality of art as proposed earlier can be seen through some trivial… Read more

Dreaming, 1978

Rationalized art (mainly the experience of conceptualism) has supplied an essential element of metalinquistic reflection necessary for grasping the problems and meaning of the sing. The reflective character of “visual” experiences regarded as “imaginable” resulted in… Read more

Hypothesis, 1977

Photography seems to be a highly mysterious method of formalization. Its meaning is comparable to the meaning of language the causative power (1) of which was recognized by man a few thousand years ago (2). Language… Read more

Art and Non-art, 1975

If artistic formalization were the same as reality, it would be possible to use scientific methods in criticising and evaluating it. Artistic activities, actions and even classical objects (works of art) are, however, sometimes different from… Read more

Visual Language, 1974

Had art been identical with life most probably it would have disappeared among daily activities and behavior. Reality as presented or described by art does not fit the image created by cognition based on everyday experiences…. Read more

Transformative Attitude, 1972

Until recent times it was fashionable to emphasize uniqueness, incidentality, and exceptionality of the work of art. The absurdly extreme example to that attitude was a photoreporter’s years lasting expectations for an unusual and frequently macabre… Read more

The 90s

1990 “Duality is the content and obsession of the great masks’ catalogue of Natalia LL. It signs the field of her author’s reflection penetrating the moment of unity, but always from a duality point of view… Read more

The 80s

1980 In two texts: “States of concentration” and “A word about body” Natalia LL stressed the most important points of her position in art. Her statements were also a consequence of her critical attitude towards so… Read more

The 70s

1970 This was the decisive year for Natalia LL as she decidedly exposed her artistic attitude and the links with neoavanguard art. In March she participated in Visual Arts Symposium Wrocław ’70 where, together with Z…. Read more

The 60s

During studies (1957—1963) she started her creation in graphics, painting, glass-design and photography. At the school the photography was taught as an additional method for graphics and glass design. Yet Natalia LL became engaged in photography… Read more