Solitary figures wander through vast, dreamlike worlds in artist Kasia Derwinska‘s striking images. Derwinska, who is currently based in Spain, combines photography and digital manipulation to create surreal works of art that seem to act as metaphors for life, expressing themes like loneliness, isolation, separation, reflection, and joy.
Dramatic, monochromatic images depict the subjects as distant, tiny silhouettes in the middle of empty landscapes that seem to unfold forever. Whether the figures are overlooking a plain of clouds from the peak of a mountain, stranded in the middle of a sea of roaring waves, or bidding farewell to a companion who's chosen a different road, each person seems to embody an air of pensiveness as they contemplate their paths in life.
Derwinska, whose works are inspired by her experiences and dreams, does not think of herself a photographer. Instead, she considers photography just the tool through which she can express herself. She says, “My work is an attempt to connect substantiality of the world that surrounds us with elusiveness of feelings and thoughts. For that reason I describe my creations as building a bridge between the visible and the invisible.”