A photograph can capture a moment, exactly. To relive an experience, that is what we turn to. The snapshot. The home movie. The paintings of Polish artist Marta Zamarska have the impact of an imperfect memory — a photograph fogged over by the lapse of time, and what remains on the canvas is the warmth of the moment. All that’s left is the feeling.
Zamarska’s series of Winter Impressions finds the artist looking at her surroundings and capturing the sudden crawl of the cold and the way the seasons change the landscape. Her work is sparsely populated, figures move through the terrain, not as ghosts, but as simple elements, same as the salt and the snow.
When you squint hard and face the cold, this is what you see. Zamarska’s paintings show you what is too difficult to observe in real life. The field of vision widens and you feel the isolation. Zamarska’s Winter Impressions series guides you into the calm solitude of an epic winter.