Bruno Wojnicz’s work is not pretty nor is it necessarily ugly in our standard sense of ugly. It's like pulling down a curtain to our deeper, less perfected selves where the inner angst of passion is often gritty and not for typical human consumption. There is a sense that the models are awkwardly fitting into the space of which they've been given. There are hairy, gritty arms and lips and hair unkempt and unadulterated by the standards of retouching and cleaning up reality. His work is not of the models exteriors it is more like the deeper more profound aspects of the human conditions. The models seem to be struggling and fighting with their own inner demons and in some cases even losing the battle. The soul of each model is not shown as clearly as the skin and the darkness of being failed, broken human beings. The good news is that if we can see the darkness and intensity in ourselves as flesh adorned souls perhaps we could find a way to embrace our own weaknesses and shortcomings. The viewer comes away from the images as if they'd seen something they shouldn't have. There is a voyeuristic perspective that is too close for comfort. The viewer can then assess their own deeper, darker selves and the demons that live in all of us.
Chief Graphic Designer, Texas Instruments
Review coming soon.
Ludolf Grolle, Curator