Zalew, 2015


Archival inkjet print

30.00 x 30.50 in

76.2 x 77.5 cm

Edition of 5

This work comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

PRICE: $5,500

    About The Work

    Bartos's project, Family Portrait, explores the father-daughter relationship and her memories growing up with her bodybuilder dad in Tomaszów Mazowiecki, Poland. The artist poses with her speedo-wearing father in various scenarios in her homeland. Their dynamic is complex, and digs into a dreamscape of memories, re-enacting fleeting moments and alluding to the joy, uninhibitedness, rebellion, and complexity inherent as a daughter grows up and comes of age. The work creates layers of possible meaning, drawing the viewer into a beautiful, compelling, and unnerving world.

    Bartos's parents separated when she was eight. Her mother moved to New York and Bartos remained in Poland to be raised by her dad. At age sixteen, she moved to New York to join her mother. Years later, she returned to Poland several times to create Family Portrait. Shot on both Polaroid and 126 film, in color and black and white, the works are seductive, unsettling, and at times humorous.

    Courtesy of Postmasters Gallery 

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