Institute of Art Design + Technology
Dún Laoghaire

Eliza Królikowska 

BA [Hons] Photography

Eliza Królikowska is a Polish photographer and visual artist who emphasizes analogue photographic practices. She is based in Dublin, Ireland. Her work often dives into memories and childhood while playing around with colour and how it relates to different emotions. Most recently, she has been creating personal work based on her experiences as an immigrant living in Ireland, intending to explore the themes of memory and place. Her passion for photography started at an early age, as both of her parents' enjoyed photography. Growing up, she was surrounded by film negatives and canisters, which helped fuel her love for photography.

Project Description

"iskierka" delves into the intimate realm of memory and daydreaming from a deeply personal perspective. This project unveils the intricate interplay between past experiences and the vivid landscapes of the mind. Through a series of evocative photographs, it illuminates how places, people, objects, and sensory stimuli act as catalysts, igniting vibrant memories and transporting the viewer into the realm of daydreams.

Drawing from the artist's own encounter with maladaptive daydreaming. Each image serves as a portal, inviting audiences to navigate the intricate tapestry of the artist's consciousness. Like a kaleidoscope of colours and patterns overlaying reality, these visual compositions mirror the experience of daydreaming, offering a glimpse into a world where the boundaries between imagination and reality blur.

"iskierka" invites viewers to embark on a journey of introspection, encouraging them to embrace the richness of their inner landscapes and the significance of daydreaming in shaping one's identity.