Polish district Silesia, seems to be a a breeding ground for talents, since we introduce another splendid photographer based in those sites this week,Paweł Biela.
The artist gained thorough education, as he graduate from Philosophy at University of Wrocław and Pedagogy at University of Silesia in Katowice. His adventure with photography began quite recently, exactly in 2013, when he bought his first camera. Ever since then, his life has dramatically changed.
Inspired by Tarkowski’s movies and drawn by true passion of discovering new places, firstly Paweł started to explore the beauty of decaying sites in Poland. Quickly, he began to venture further. He rummaged Western Europe and United States in search of abandoned spaces, which would express the feelings accompanying him in life, ever since he remember. Nostalgia, exclusion, rejection, loneliness, suffering, pain, despair, seeking understanding and knowledge, hope, mystery, fear, transience, and finally death. This is what Paweł tries to code in his unrepeatable, deliberately taken pictures.
Through the photographs, the artist discovers the beauty of disfigurement, deeply hidden under a thick layer of dust. Ugliness, decay and destruction surprisingly become photogenic and attract attention. These are the images that can affect the subconscious.