Biography

Marek Boguszak was born in Prague, Czech Republic, where he still lives. Photography became his great passion in his late teens and twenties. His development as a photographer was influenced by strolling through romantic, picturesque and – at that time – tourist free Prague. Photos of Josef Sudek, full of delicate play of light and melancholy, shaped his perception and appreciation of subjects, scenes and views. His sense of harmony was cultivated by his mother‘s work as a pianist.

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After graduating in mathematics Marek worked as a sociologist at the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences and following the Velvet revolution of 1989 he became an entrepreneur in the area of market research. A few years ago he got the opportunity to re-establish photography as his principal activity and a great passion. Landscape photography – in Tuscany in particular – is his prime domain. Recently, he is working on the project "What the eyes don't see" which is focused on creating abstract works revealing veiled frames, structurers, textures and color palettes of landscapes.

- Solo exhibitions "Tuscany" and "Structures" in the "Galerie u Zlateho Kohouta" in Prague, June 2020

- Solo exhibition “Tale of Two Tuscanies”, December 2019, San Quirico d'Orcia, Italy

- FAPA 2020: nominee in categories Abstract, Fine Art, Landscape

- SIPA 2020: finalist

- Participation in the “Landscape and Architecture” exhibition, January 2020, Oregon

- Participation in the "MIdwest Center for Photography Juried Exhibition", March 2020, Kansas

- His photos are regularly published on 1x.com, where he was presented in 1x Magazine as a Photographer of the week in September 2018.

- The Prague’s offices of Kantar are decorated with twenty of his photos, mostly from Tuscany

Artist Statement

From disharmony to harmony and balance. From distraction to composure and delight. That is my approach to landscape photography.

 

Beauty has lots of meanings and components. For me, the key is harmony, the kind of beauty which delivers delight and serenity. My way is about eliminating distracting and discordant elements (both human and natural creations) and bringing out ingredients of harmony: I explore special locations and places; I chase particular light conditions producing magic moments of glowing light, soft shades, and rich colour tones;
I focus on small, uncluttered frames and pieces; I narrow down the frame, thus achieving homogeneity and consonance; I cut and crop in the post-processing; and I process my photos quite a lot to emphasize light painting and colour richness.

 

The final design of the work together with the proper size helps to clear away distractions and to facilitate soothing and pleasant dreaming. That is my aim, which gives me great satisfaction.

© 2020 by Marek Boguszak