Krzysztof Strzelecki was born in 1993 in Świdnica, South West Poland. He studied BA (Hons) in Fine Art Photography at the University of the Arts London (UAL), Camberwell, 2016-19.
Currently, he alternates between London and Świdnica, and works in a variety of media including ceramics, photography and site-specific installations. Strzelecki’s influences encompass Christian iconography and ancient mythology; he explores the differences (and similarities) between man and the environment, contrasting the wilds of nature with the fragility of the human form.
His work often engages with queer culture and considers how different societies relate to LGBT+ issues of acceptance and prejudice. His photographs are often taken in the open air, where the naked body is exposed to the elements. His own body is central to this approach, and he often acts as both model and photographer. This represents a kind of performance, where he seeks to find answers to universal uncertainties regarding ‘where I belong’ and ‘how I see myself’? He incorporates photography into his ceramics and embraces the Japanese attitude of wabi-sabi, which accepts and appreciates the unpredictable beauty of any ‘imperfections’ – each form therefore is unique, and every ‘broken’ piece adds to his understanding.
Oil pastel and pencil on paper
13.7 x 21cm