Investing her interest in memory and its mechanisms into her work, Polish artist Weronika Gesicka modifies American stock photography from the 1950s and ’60s, questioning and altering the reality of each captured moment.
The series has been entitled ‘Traces’, to highlight the significance of the photograph as a trace of the past whether that trace is fact or fiction is left for us to decide.
Joyous scenes of family vacations and everyday achievements, captured and contained forever, attempt to reflect the reality of the era. Weronika finds fault in this logic of stock photography. Subject to an abundance of treasured and personal memories now publicly exhibited in an online image bank, the question of truth plays on Weronika’s mind.