Abstract Photography by Marcin Olesinski

Intriguing and fascinating images which look like paintings but are made with a photo camera.

Get to know me better

My name is Marcin Olesinski. I am a photographic artist, based in Rotterdam, Netherlands. I come originally from Warsaw, Poland, where I took my first artistic photos.

Since the very first photo I have been passionate about playing with all kinds of sources of light. For example: the sun, a bulb, a reflection on glass of metal. The result of my work are intriguing and very often undefined images. My works are just like abstract paintings made with a photo camera.

My inspiration is my short-sightedness (Lat.: myopia). One day I looked at my photos and I realized that the images are exactly what I can see whithout my glasses on, when looking at any kind of light. It was this moment that I decided to share my work with other people so that they can imagine how one can see the world without glasses.

More than 1.6 billion (approx.. 21%) people in the world have short-sightedness and the number is increasing. By sharing my artistic work I want to achieve three following goals. First of all I want to raise awareness of this problem. Second of all I want to show to the remaining part of globe’s population what is unseen for them. And most of all I want to give self-confidence to people with short-sightedness. They very often have low-esteem because of their eye disorder, while they can see actually more than the others and what they can see is actually beautiful.

My Exhibitions

1-23 Aug 2020 – My work, Myopia 67 Alien, participated in an exhibition Transit, curated by Museum Boijmans van Beuningen and organized at Ahoy in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

29 Jul 2020 – until now – Three of my works are on loan at the restaurant Kanen by G at Havenstraat 131 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands: Myopia 67 Alien, Myopia 74 Magnetico and Myopia 136 Devotion.

9 Jul – 9 Aug 2020 – My work, Myopia 67 Alien, participated in an open-air exhibition on the streets of Rotterdam, the Netherlands, organized by Publieke Werken Rotterdam.

1-29 Sep 2019 – MYOPIA – My first show took place at Pannekoekstraat 56A, Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The exposition showcased a selection of my works from 2007 until 2019.

See the photos from my exhibitions.

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The Way I work

Quality of my work

All my works are printed as archival print on ink-jet printer and come with neutral thin frames, black or silver mat.

The photos from 2016 up to now come in standard size 60x80cm, and they can be resized up to 1.5x2m.

The photos from 2007 to 2015 are offered in standard size 30x40cm, and they can be resized up to 75cm x 1m.

Precise information about the colour of the frame and size of the work is available in the online gallery.

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Limited availability

All works are available in 5 copies only. In the online gallery you can see which copy is currently available.

One additional copy of each work is meant for the artist himself for co-operation with galleries and museums.

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Each copy is signed by the artist at the back of the work and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity, also signed by the artist.

Ordering my work

The prices are available on request via e-mail or telephone listed below.

All works will be printed and framed upon the order and payment receipt. Production process requires maximum 15 working days.

Please contact me directly for more stories behind each work, the price and delivery time.

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