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