Sylvia Rybak's interest in the creative arts spawned from her fascination with the unreal and surreal. As
her ideas developed, she found both the realistic and manipulative art of photography to be her most
preferred means of communication.
Through series' of surreal still lifes she grazes concepts of isolation and identity. By using colorful
backdrops of sunsets, pools or tropical rainforests, Sylvia transforms her surroundings into a hypnagogic
utopia. The only human element within the photographs - dismembered hands which inexplicably dangle in the
air or firmly clasp their surroundings - introduce an element of self-portraiture. The photographer
addresses interpretations of introversion and societal withdrawal using a kitschy and decorative
representation of newly created places of seclusion. As a result, we are drenched in a seductively grotesque
and color-filled reality.
2016-2019 (ongoing) Berliner Technische Kunsthohschule
Bachelor of Arts Photography
2018 "Her Presence is Fuel" MO Gallery, VOODOO55, Berlin
2018 Zwei Drei Raum, Berlin
2017 Art Connect Magazine "Spotlights" Sylvia Rybak
2017 KALTBLUT Magazine "Focus on: Sylvia Rybak"
2017 Create! Magazine "Features: Sylvia Rybak"
2018 DNA Art Magazine issue #06 "Saints"
Based in Berlin, Germany and Warsaw, Poland
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