Lola Pertsowsky (born 1988) was raised on an island in the Southwest of France. She graduated with a Bachelor of Art at EBABX (Bordeaux) in 2013. She now lives in Brussels where she is completing a Master of Photography at LUCA School of Arts.
For her, photography is a gesture of de- and recontextualization, she focuses on how an image can be read from the perspective of other images or how our perception changes according to the context in which an image is presented.
Lola Pertsowsky takes photographs as if she was collecting leaves for an herbarium, sampling details during small daily walks or far away rambles. During the Master she focused her work on her on going collection of photographs, Spelunca, and the possible assemblages and different way of displaying it.
Spelunca is a grotto, but it also refers to the cave as a mental space of representation. Either showing her photographs as autonomous tableaux or combining them, she takes a distance from the original context of the images and composes her own microcosm. Through confusion of scale and formal associations, she evokes the human body in the cosmos, may it be a bedroom or the universe. A diptych confronts a woman body flecked with an allergy to a starry night sky, a banal plate tree evokes a bush of dancing seaweed, and a teeming ant hole echoes a quiet chasm in the depths of a forest... The common is always fantasized in her images; her installations are calls to speculation.
(Texte par Lou Dubois)