Paulina Otylie Surys Born in Leszno, Poland Lives & works in London, UK Paulina's interdisciplinary practice manoeuvres effortlessly between art and fashion and often involves the physical manipulation of analogue photographs taken and hand processed by herself - an approach that combines her formal training as a fine art painter with her photographic practice, sculpture and art installation. Embracing the mistakes, mundane and countering the current age of mass production and mass waste she presents us with a series of unique pieces (photographic, mixed media and photo-3D objects) made by a combination of hand crafted photographs, cheap mass manufactured toys, vernacular objects and recycled materials (often hand painted in several layers, collaged or embroidered). The results are grotesque, sublime and illusory. Education Academy of Fine Arts, Wroclaw, Poland (painting) Middlesex University, London (photography) Exhibitions & Festivals past: 23.10.2016 - "Uncanny Lovers" preview at Slideluck Bydgoszcz as part of Vintage Photo Festival 2016 15.09.2016 - Beirut Art Fair 16 REVEALING by SGBL Bank, solo show 01.07.2016 - “The blurred line”, IFA Gallery, Brussels, group show - with Zane Mellupe, Yulim Song, Jinhwa Jung and Ju Young Ban 2016 - NUE Gallerie, Paris – photographic exhibition featuring photo-light objects and photographs of archival Gareth Pugh's collections 2016 - Paris Art Fair via IFA Gallery 2016 – UNIQUE EDIIONS – IFA Gallery, Brussels branch, duo exhibition with Zane Melupe 2015 – Fotofever Art Fair, Paris via RAWbeauty Gallery Amsterdam 2016 - RPPC Rencontres Parisiennes de la Photographie Contemporaine#7 with NUE Gallerie, Paris, France. 2015 - Lovers’ Discord, KONTOR Projects – as part of COPENHAGEN ART WEEK – group show with Alasdair Duncan, Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay, Esther Teichmann and Alana Lake, Copenhagen , Denmark 2015 – Group show, Museum of Erotism, Warsaw. 2015 – Elephant Haven Auction,London - with Yoko Ono, Peter Blake, Paula Rego , Polly Morgan, Russel Young, Kate Garner, Corinne Day 2015 - Venice Bienalle - group show (Arts Council England)- Gavin Turk, Cedrick Christie, Hedley Roberts, Alice Herrick 2015 - BIG DEAL No666, pop up gallery, London 2015 - QPark, London- Light and photography Installation 2015 - 8x8 IMPOSSIBLE Polaroid Group Show , Hoxton Gallery, London 2013 - "Tomorrow's People" - Elevator Gallery, London 2013 - 25 Photographers VOGUE ITALIA exhibition, 10 Corso Como, Galeria Carla Sozzani, Milan 2013 - Michael Hoppen Gallery, London - SPLINTER Art Fair (curated by Brad Feuerhelm) - with Cristina de Middel, Tereza Zelankova, Eva Stenram 2013 - Harlan Levey Projects Space, Brussels “On Paraphotography: Uncertainty, the Occult and the Uncanny”, curated by Brad Feuerhelm - with Joel Peter Witkin, Jeffrey Silverthorne, Tereza Zelankova 2013 - solo show, Richard Young Gallery, London 2012 – LIMBO monographic album launch, Paris Photo via Paulsen 2012 - collaborative project Neutron Gallery, Tokyo, Japan 2012 - Group exhibition "London" (with RCA graduates) Galerie Reitz Stephane Biesenbach, Cologne. 2012 - Group exhibition with Vogue Italia and Art+Commerce - 10 Corso Como, Galleria Carla Sozzani, Milan 2012 - Les Recontres d"Arles Photo, Arles, France - presentation with British Journal of Photography, Space 1 2012 - AOP Student Awards - Hoxton Gallery, London 2012 - Mythologies, group exhibition with Wendy Bevan, Stefan Milev, Bek Andersson and Jordan Sullivan, curated by Marlo Kronberg - Rivington Design House via CLIC Gallery, NYC, USA 2012 - January 2012 Lyon, France - International Festival of Photography Monologue albums -LIMBO, PAULSEN Editions, 2013 -EYEMAZING, 2014 Artist talks 2012 - Les Rencontres d'Arles with The British Journal of Photography 2015 - LCF, University of the Arts London 2016 - LCF, University of the Arts London Awards/Competitions AOP student Awards 2012 shortlisted ING Unseen Talent Award 2016 long listed (UK) Press British Journal of Photography (ones to watch in 2013, Portfolio in 2012 issue), Lens Culture, Culture Box TV, FLAUNT, Contemporary Lynx, ARTFORUM (guide to exhibitions), Photomonitor, AnOther Magazine, VOGUE It , Shortlist magazine (the ones to watch in 2017), Wonderland, I-D x Vice, Interview de., Dazed, FOTOGRAFI (Scandinavia), HARPER'S BAZAAR, BLINK, 500 PHOTOGRAPHERS, Numero, L'oeil de La Photographie VISION China, Vogue It, DROME, ARTE +CRONACA, ARTS, Future Shoot, Culture Trip and more Commisions/Fashion: Another Man x Meadham Kirchoff Wonderland x Gareth Pugh Wonderland x CHANEL x Petite Meller Wonderland x MCQ Ed Marler x MAC cosmetics I-D+Vice Interview de. Dazed x STRUT London Live Archives Wonderland x Dan Smith - BASTILLE (cover) HARPER'S BAZAAR AnOther Numero FLAUNT VISION China KINGKONG magazine x Alex Box Vogue It DROME The British Journal of Photography CULTUREBOX FranceTV