Born in the United States, of Polish origin, Kasia Wandycz graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Graphic Arts from Connecticut College, USA. She studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow, Poland. She lives and works in Paris, and was a photographer for many years for the French weekly magazine Paris Match. In her artistic practice, she focuses on paper as both a substance and a subject. In scraps of used, printed, and torn paper she finds poetry, and in her photographs they gain new existence and meaning. Printed paper, which we encounter during our walks in public places, is a part of commercial advertising or political propaganda. Wandering around contemporary metropolises, including Paris, which she knows so well, she draws her own reporter's map of cities "en flaneur", transforming the chosen material into a document of time’s passing. Aragon in The Villager of Paris described with nostalgia the structure of the city transformed by modern boulevards. Kasia takes pleasure in observing paper, questioning its future and perspectives. Her work is a reflection on the meaning of paper in our lives, and indirectly, on the role of electronic media devices. Their deterioration is not as spectacular as the tearing and rotting of paper, but the far-reaching effects of their production and consumption are all the more devastating to the ecosystem. Her series of works entitled PAPIER began in 2015 and continues to the present day.

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