Arts degree show2017

Bart Wrobel

Art theory has long strived for finding an essential and unitary meaning in images.

This striving stems from the inherent nature of Western philosophy itself, which has always been structured in terms of dichotomies: e.g. good vs. evil, presence vs. absence, truth vs. error, life vs. death, nature vs. culture. My work takes as its premise the questioning of such polarities, and aims to demonstrate the inevitable limitlessness of interpretation and constant dissemination of meaning.

 Exploring the themes of family, identity, childhood, past, present and future, my photographs are a collection of portraits, landscapes, cityscapes and interiors. Working in the spatial context of a cohesive visual essay, they exhibit the intrinsic workings of metaphor and metonym as vehicles for visual understanding, in turn driving an overarching photographic narrative.