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paulina otylie surys





Paulina's work involves the physical manipulation of analogue photographs taken and hand processed by herself; an approach that combines her formal training as a fine art painter with her photographic practice. Countering the current age of mass produced digital photography, she embraces mistakes and acquaints us with unique objects, hand crafted on paper, metal, glass and other materials, often hand painted in several layers, collaged or embroidered. The results are grotesque, sublime and illusary.



Her work has appeared in numerous magazines such as VISION China, Vogue It online, Vanity Fair, Collaboration - with Mother of Pearl and SHOW Studios, DROME, VOGUE.com online, The British Journal of Photography, AnOther Man

Features: Wonderland, Dazed, FOTOGRAFI (Scandinavia), HARPER'S BAZAAR, AnOther Magazine, BLINK, Re-Bel, 500 PHOTOGRAPHERS, The British Journal of Photography  and more







-December 2011 - January 2012 Lyon, France - International Festival of Photography


-February 2012 - Mythologies, group exhibition with Wendy Bevan, Stefan Milev, Bek Andersson and Jordan Sullivan, curated by Marlo Kronberg - Rivington Design House via CLIC Gallery, NYC , USA


-May 2012 - AOP Student Awards - Hoxton Gallery, London, UK


-5th July 2012, 5pm - Les Recontres d"Arles Photo, Arles, France - presentation with British Journal of Photography, Space 1


19th July - 2nd August 2012 - group exhibition with Vogue Italia and Art+Commerce - 10 Corso Como, Galleria Carla Sozzani, Milan


-30th June - 1st September 2012 - group exhibition "London" - Galerie Reitz Stephane Biesenbach, Cologne


23rd August 2012 - QUEEN exhibition collaborative project Neutron Gallery, Tokyo, Japan



-November 2012 – LIMBO, Paris Photo


- March 07 – April 03, 2013, Harlan Levey Projects Space, Brussels “On Paraphotography: Uncertainty, the Occult and the Uncanny”, curated by Brad Feuerhelm - with Joel Peter Witkin, Jeffrey Silverthorne, Tereza Zelankova


-April 27-28th 2013 - - Michael Hoppen Gallery, London - SPLINTER Art Fair (curated by Brad Feuerhelm) - with Cristina de Middel, Tereza Zelankova, Eva Stenram


- June16-August 10 2013 - 25 Photographers VOGUE ITALIA exhibition, 10 Corso Como, Galleria Carla Sozzani, Milan


- Feb 20-22 2015 8x8 IMPOSSIBLE Polaroid Group Show , Hoxton Gallery, London


-                                  -22Feb 2015 QPark, London- Light and photography Installation

  -7 -12 April 2015 BIG DEAL No666, pop up gallery, London

  -6-24 June 2015 Venice Bienalle - group show

   9th June 2015 – Elephant Haven Auction , London- with Yoko Ono, Peter Blake, Paula Rego , Polly Morgan, Russel Young, Kate Garner, Corinne Day,






LIMBO,  PAULSEN Edtions, 2013









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