Distopia est un projet unique, d’un photographe polonais, Mateusz Niedbal qui travaille avec un anthropologue sur l’influence des nouvelles technologies sur la vie humaine en espace urbain. Ils s’interrogent sur les effets de la mécanisation et de la standardisation sur le comportement humain. Ce projet est élaboré pour Docks Art Fair et sera présenté, pour la première fois dans sa globalité.
Distopia group is a projects created by Mateusz Niedbal and Marcin Owczarek. Mateusz Niedbal (born in 1983). He studied in AFA, Academy of fine art Photography in Wroclaw, Poland and in Academy of Arts and Design in Todz, Poland. His art is inspired by whole range of art from Flemish old masters to Surrealists, Dadaists and Modern art. He is interested into world’s problems, religions, magic… “My photomontages reflect my observations of people and their everyday life from a cosmic perspective. It is as if some supreme beings, looking at us from above, imagined us in the way we do while watching animal societies. I admire the general order, harmony and beauty of chaos, the confusion en which soul appears, trapped en the mortal bodies, in the eternity created from carbon compounds.“ Marcin Owczarek (born in 1985) He studied Cultural Anthropology. He is fascinated by the influence of new technologies over human life, particulary within urban space. Focusing on the issues of mechanization and standarization, he trackles them in an antiutopian style. He is depicting the total capture of the spirit by the machine world. “My vision in photography is extremely pessimistic, but I feel much closer to the ideas depicted in the paintings of Hieronimus Bosch than the belief in the revival of the archaic world of our ancessors, which I miss, but which we have lost irretrievably. “ the influence of new technologies over human life, particulary within urban space. Focusing on the issues of mechanization and standarization,