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Motiongraph #124 Oberbaumbrücke, Berlin, River Spree,, 06:24 PM, May 6th 2018 Unique Chromogenic Paper Negative 127 X 182 Cm (50 X 71,5 Inch) © Maciej Markowicz©2018
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Motiongraph #115 Reichstag Building at River Spree, Berlin, Germany, , 07:47 AM, April 18th 2018, Diptych: Two Unique Chromogenic Paper Negatives. 61 X 63 Inch (157 X 160 Cm), © Maciej Markowicz©2018
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Motiongraph #119 Fernsehturm (TV Tower ), Berlin, River Spree, , 08:15 AM, April 22th 2018 Unique Chromogenic Paper Negative 76,2 X 201 Cm (30 X 79 Inch) © Maciej Markowicz 2018
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Motiongraph #126 Berlin Cathedral (Berliner Dom) at the River Spree,, 07:47 AM, April 18th 2018 Diptych: Two Unique Chromogenic Paper Negatives. 61 X 63 Inch (157 X 160 Cm), © Maciej Markowicz 2018
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Collected Remnant, 2011 (ongoing) 40 X 50 Inches © maciejmarkowicz 2015
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Accidental Accumulations, 2011 Photography 30½ X 39½ Inches © maciejmarkowicz 2015
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Leaning Piano, 2015 Functional Sculpture 83 X 56 X 18 Inches © maciejmarkowicz 2015
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Reader's Armchair, 2015 Furniture H 36 | L 34 | W 18 Inches © maciejmarkowicz © 2015
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CMYK table, 2014 Furniture © maciejmarkowicz 2015
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Ph Coffee Table, 2014 Design H 19.75 | L 47.25 | W 23.5 Inch © maciejmarkowicz © 2014
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Poland
Birth year
1981
Lives in
New York and Berlin
Works in
New York and Berlin
Schools
London College of Communication, UK, 2010, BFA Photography
School of Visual Arts New York (SVA)
Statement

Maciej Markowicz (1981) is a Polish photographer and designer based in Berlin and New York. 

Having a long-term passion for the medium and its materials, Markowicz uses giant mobilized Camera Obscuras (Latin word for ‘dark room’) to explore the limits of photographic expression by exposing images directly onto large-scale sheets of color photographic paper, creating direct-negative images without film or digital technology. 

Artist Statement: 

I am drawn to photography’s alchemical power. the metaphorical and technical potential of the Camera Obscura has fascinated me for many years. Beams of light travel through the eye focusing onto the retina in an identical manner to the way in which a camera lens focuses light onto the film, producing an image. I have traveled back and forth in between countries in Europe and the United States over the last fifteen years. Each place has left a kaleidoscopic impression, partially overwritten every time. my own memories of each place, image, and travel have transformed into visual passages of time and space. This accumulated experience required a specific medium. 

In 2010, I began exposing images directly on chromogenic paper, drawn to both the immediacy and purity of this process. This approach allows me to achieve a meditative depiction of light. Symbolically, color negatives represent the latent image of an abstracted memory of the place, an imprint of a time and space. The way in which photographic paper perceives the ambient light is unique and complex. Direct interaction of light and photosensitive material provides an exciting spectrum of photographic possibilities. The images are reversed color negatives: what orange is blue and what magenta is green.

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