Stawinoga is a name of a holiday village belonging to the artist’s family since 1975 and being their favourite vacation spot. With this work Konrad Pustoła transcends photography as his primary artistic expression device by placing it in the context of amateur family photography collection and various objects, thereby bringing back its affiliation to dailiness. It is not a cohesive ‘series’ or ‘cycle’ but a conscious choice of pictures disconsonant in terms of ambience, size and colour.
The key feature here is a function of this summer resort changing along with juvenescence and capturing in pictures things which were very aboriginal and formative experience. In this regard, Stawinoga – as a spot photographed for years – became a catalyst for the process of forming the artist’s parlance.Print