Guy Grabowsky is a Melbourne-based artist and photographer working with analogue photography. He creates photographs with and without the camera, using unconventional and traditional analogue/digital techniques. Through intervention and grouping, each image is provided with a new narrative and conceptual framework, resulting in a detachment of original meaning from eventual outcome. Long duration may occur between the gesture of capturing a moment and processing; equally an image may be reused. Within this method the image becomes a found object which is being continually re-contextualised. Here photography is not a means of pictorialising a moment; rather it is an experiential and ambiguous encounter where images dive into perpetual states of change.
Guy graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2017 and BA Fine Art Honours in 2018. Guy has participated in a number of group and solo exhibitions throughout Melbourne and has been a recipient of a number of prizes, including the Plumm Wine Glass awards (2018), Mount Buller Residency (2017) and the Fiona Myer Award (2017). Selected exhibitions include, 1805, Alpine Central, Mount Buller, (2019); Image Reader, Centre of Contemporary Photography, Melbourne (2019); Develop, Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne (2019); Beyond the Veil, Blindside Gallery, Melbourne (2018); Untitled Spaces, Kings Artist-Run, Melbourne (2018); “Yet Another Image”, Bus Projects, Melbourne (2018); Nine, Red Gallery, Melbourne (2017); Transit, Seventh Gallery, Melbourne (2017); past/present, Trocadero Art Space, Melbourne (2017); Majlis Travelling Scholarship, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne (2017). Guy’s work is held in numerous private collections in Australia including the Joyce Nissan, Myer Family Collection and Melbourne University George Paton collection.
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