Annamarie Dzendrowskyj seeks to examine the indeterminate nature of 'ways of seeing' and 'being' by exploring fleeting moments of a world in constant flux. These moments in time she sees as suggesting a space, rather than defining a space, one that exists between what is seen and unseen.
Annamarie Dzendrowskyj trained as a classical ballet dancer followed by a career as a PADI Scuba Diving Instructor/Examiner. She holds a BA Hons Degree in Philosophy (Lancaster University UK) - specialty subjects in existentialism and aesthetics, a BA in Fine Art and BA Honours Degree in Painting (National Art School, Sydney, Australia). Based in London, she travels in search of new inspiration.
“If the world were clear, art would not exist.” - Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus
Dzendrowskyj seeks to examine the indeterminate nature of 'ways of seeing' and 'ways of being.' She considers the ambiguous ‘grey area’ between presence and absence by exploring fleeting moments of a world in constant flux. Moments in time she sees as suggesting a space, rather than defining a space, one that exists between what is seen and unseen, a zone of indiscernibility.
Indiscernible zones and spaces have been at the heart of Dzendrowskyj's life experiences which act as a catalyst for her work, bringing her empirical experience of the underwater environment to the surface. What is seen underwater is affected by interference - movement, light, weather conditions and in this sense, nothing appears clearly defined. This is reflected in her work which presents the emergence and dissolution of forms and settings in ethereal landscapes.
Offering the viewer an experience of the unsettled, a subtle sensory disorientation and dislocation. Employing a process of creation and erasure, concealing and revealing, her work evokes the sense of a netherworld that conflates time, place, vision and memory. Exploring the tension between figuration and abstraction, this invites the viewer to challenge their perception of time, place and space.
Dzendrowskyj's work has been exhibited internationally, nominated for and received a number of art prizes and is held in public and private collections.
This review was published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist