Paulina Otylie Surys

Paulina Otylie Surys

      The Garden of Earthly Delights


6 February – 27 April 2013


The Richard Young Gallery announces an exhibition

to celebrate a stunning new body of work by Polish

artist Paulina Otylie Surys. As an accomplished fashion

photographer and classically trained painter, Surys

uses innovative combinations of toners and inks over

dry dyes on silver gelatin fibre paper to create original,

unique photographic works of art.


Embracing experimentation and creative adventure,

Surys draws inspiration from the earliest forms of

photography and eschews digitisation to shoot

exclusively on analogue. She uses an array of

cameras – the most modern one made in the 1970s

– and works with a wide range of film sizes including

35mm, medium and large format. Her most recent

experimentation has involved the wet-plate collodion

process first introduced in 1851. This process has

been described as ‘painting with light’ and in these

works you can see the liquid marks across the print.


Surys draws on inspiration derived from classical

paintings, literature, history, mythology and religion

to present elements of her subjects in ways not

commonly seen. Each work is representative of her

multifaceted skills as an art director, photographer and


Richard Young Gallery
4 Holland Street
London W8 4LT

020 7937 8911

Gallery Hours:
Monday – Thursday 10:00am – 6:00pm
Friday 10.00am – 5.00pm
Saturday 10.30am – 5.00pm

Duration 06 February 2013 - 27 April 2013
Venue Richard Young Gallery
Address Richard Young Gallery 4 Holland Street London W8 4LT, ,
Contact 020 7937 8911 / /

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