Beirut Art Fair 2016

15.Sep.2016 - 18.Sep.2016



Paulina O. Surys’ approach to photography is inspired in classic visual references while employing a singular and modern method. She uses entirely argentic photography, not only for its aesthetic value but also for the magic of the chemical reaction, fixing objects and people to a unique result, unlike in digital photography. The traditional process of photographic development cannot be dissociated from the work of the artist; it is the motor of her artistic creation. Printing in black and white is a basis allowing an ulterior intervention of colour, collage, embroidery or other materials. Influenced by surrealism, the creative act must, through photography, proceed from an instinctive state arising from the depths of the subconscious. Her photographs, embellished with the stroke of her paintbrush, create an experimental universe inspired by Georges Bataille evoking eroticism, narcissism, death, manipulation, beauty and love. They become timeless photographic objects.

Beirut Art Fair 2016

"Revealing" section booth C26

Paulina Otylie Surys solo project

15 Thur. Sept.2016, 6 to 10 pm (by invitation only)

16 Frid. to Sun. 18, 2016, 3.30 pm to 9.30 pm

Beirut International Exhibition & Leisure Center (BIEL)

Down Town, Beirut, Lebanon