Gabriel Orłowski’s intimate photos have been exhibited in Paris, after being noticed at a photography festival earlier this year. His photos are placed among the works of icons of photography such as Nan Goldin and Dash Snow. Next year, his photos are to feature in a film by French director Gaspar Noe.
The photos presented at the L’intime exhibition at the Du Jour Agnès gallery speak openly about emotions. It's no wonder then that the Enter the Void director drew his attention to this particular display. The worlds in his films also consist of night clubs, coloured lights and indefinite forms.
Gaspar Noe’s films are full of naturalistic scenes of violence and erotica. One of his best-known films, Irreversible, features a scene of the main character (played by Monica Belluci) being raped which lasts for over a dozen minutes. Places where the Paris-based director’s latest film were shot include the gallery where Gabriel Orłowski’s works are being exhibited.
At the collective exhibition, the Pole has shown works from his unfinished series Eden. The photos maintain the style known from his previous series, Anti-Accent. He’s still interested mainly in sincere emotions, after-images of night-life, and sensitivity.
I was invited to take part in the exhibition at the beginning of the year, during the Circulations festival, also in Paris. Part of the works were exhibited then in the urban space – says the artist.
At the Parisian gallery Orłowski's works are exhibited together with works by Nan Goldin and Dash Snow, icons of personal photography, who were both mentioned by him earlier as his inspirations in an interview for Dazed Magazine. Today the Pole more eagerly looks towards photographers experimenting with form, such as Alexander Binder and Leiko Shiga.
The French director revealed in a private conversation with Orłowski that his latest film is to première at next year’s Cannes festival. The Paris exhibition will last until 20th December, 2014.
Gabriel Orłowski (1989) is a student of photography at the National Film School in Łódź. His art-zine Anti-Accent was published by Dienacht Publishing in 2012. His works have been exhibited at Łódź’s Fotofestiwal and Kraków’s Pauza. He also plays guitar in the band Merkabah.
The author’s website: www.gabrielorlowski.com
The gallery’s website: www.galeriedujour.com
Ed. Michał Dąbrowski, transl. szm, 26/11/2014