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Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Laura & Her Stories

Dear friends,

Today I will tell you more about a local artist: Laura Makabresku (born in 1987; lives in Krakow). Is a Polish visual artist and photographer. Her photographs are overflown with mystic symbols and the atmosphere of fairy tales.
Biography
Laura Makabresku (born in 1987; lives in Krakow). Is a Polish visual artist and photographer. Her photographs are overflown with mystic symbols and the atmosphere of fairy tales. Close to the surrealistic aesthetics, she creates visual methaphores concerning eroticism and death.
Patterns of distraction
My photographies are like screenshots from beautiful but cruel fairy tales. Their narrations are not straight. Images that appear are more like feelings that come during a lecture of an old folk-based story – full of witchcrafts and retributions. The structure of my works is similar to the structure of a dream where natural tendencies of collecting and organizing impulses and motivations coincide with irrational clashes of objects and feelings. Isolation and wounds are closed into patterns, uneasy and artificial orders – visual spells created in order to divide beastillness from humanity and dreams from horror.
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„Laura Makabresku condenses the fairy tale into a frame. One stage on which everything plays out. There is a heroine existing between the worlds. Beautiful and dark. Her sexuality fluctuates between girlish erotic fantasy and the extreme instincts of nature. In a childish way she is fascinated by death. Her land is inhabited by animals, monsters, people in animal masks, objects—all of them of equal status. The world’s orders tangle together. Death in this land is liberating, a kind of good dream into which we tumble, searching for eternity, and which exists within us as constellations painted on the heroine’s body. The motifs and scenes are repeated. Themes are repeated obsessively. It all exists outside of time, everywhere and nowhere, never and always, in the seventy-seventh land. And eternity is just as cruel as death."
[From curatorial text by Magdalena Kownacka „The moon is for adults only“]
 "fairy tale about a girl, who hanged herself in the attic. she was hanging there for so long, that her sweet scent enticed butterflies. these coated her livid body and now it looks like she was only a chrysalis, swayed calmly by a draught."
 "Dear Diary.. Autumn is here."
The Map Of The Sky...
 "fairy tale about a girl who found dead animal in the forest and shared it with her warmth" (this is actually my personal fav photo of Laura's)
 "Little Cradle."
 "My little room."
"Our windy meadows."
You can find more of Laura's work on HER FB PAGE or on Tumblr or on HER BLOG :) or on Flickr ;)
I do like her works very much even though they are so dark and still and lacking of life... she has this thing of capturing death in an artistic, almost poetic, way. Her pictures feel rough yet they are so appealing...

Yours truly,
A LadyBug who likes Laura's stories