Published by Hatje Cantz. Edited with text by Magdalena Ziólkowska. Text by Ernst van Alphen, Andrew Berardini, Soren Gauger, Michal Ksiazek, Zoska Papuzanka, Roma Sendyka.
Polish artist Pawel Bownik (born 1977) makes large-format photographs inspired by the classic iconography of historical still lifes, genre painting and 1940s American cinema aesthetics. By carefully dissecting and reconstructing the elementary components of his subjects, he examines the artificiality of the medium.