Featured Artist: Ashley Baranczyk

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Featured Artist: Ashley Baranczyk

MEET THE ARTIST

Ashley Baranczyk
Photography major + Journalism minor, 2021


What work do you currently have at ShopColumbia?
I currently have my series titled "Boundaries" in ShopColumbia. It consists of a total of five digitally manipulated photographs, that range in a variety of patterns and color palettes.

Set of 5 Greeting Cards by Ashley Baranczyk, $15

 
What inspired you to create this series of work?
When creating these images, I wanted to explore the idea of what is a photograph. If an object is photographed then digitally manipulated into a new space, should it still be considered a photograph?

This question has persisted throughout the history of photography, similar to the questioning of should photography be considered art. Through my images, I explored the difference between photographing for the sake of art and photographing to document.

Boundaries (red, cyan, and magenta) digital print by Ashley Baranczyk, $25


In what ways have you benefited from being a ShopColumbia artist?

This opportunity will allow me to grow as an artist. Since 2008, when ShopColumbia was created, it not only established itself in Columbia's community but also nationally. This type of environment intrigues me. Art is made to be seen, I am excited to finally put my work out there and get feedback from a wide variety of people with a wide variety of backgrounds.


Boundaries (purple) digital print by Ashley Baranczyk, $25


Give us an update about recent projects/artistic life events; what's next for you?

I am currently in the process of creating a portfolio book that highlights a variety of my photographic projects.


Boundaries (yellow and cyan) digital print by Ashley Baranczyk, $25



Artist Statement
When creating these images, I wanted to explore the idea of what is a photograph. If an object is photographed then digitally manipulated into a new space, should it still be considered a photograph?

This question has persisted throughout the history of photography, similar to the questioning of should photography be considered art. Through my images, I explored the difference between photographing for the sake of art and photographing to document.

 

 

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