Emerging Artist Award 2022

Zuzanna Pieczyńska


Jackson's Painting Prize 2022
90 x 120 cm

“Each year in Poland approximately 20,000 people go missing. Intending to raise awareness of particular cases and overall problems, the project focused not only on the disappearances but also on trauma and difficult emotions accompanying the loved ones of a missing person. Through paintings, I studied the concept of liminal space, which is an ambiguous condition that occurs during the transition from one state to another. The experience of disappearance forms a specific space where thresholds between absence and presence, life and death, loss and mourning are blurred and undefined.”