CREATIVITY – solo exhibition by christophe Kiciak


Exhibition Statement

I am convinced that a great deal of what “Art” is lies in doing things differently. In visual arts, looking at things from another angle, modifying the lighting, adjusting an expression, or modifying an attitude can bring life to an otherwise dull work. However, seeking difference simply for the sake of it is probably not a good way to obtain the best results. This is where “Creativity” steps in. I would personally define it as the ability to use difference as a tool to bring interest. Therefore, being creative is very important to me. Of course, I often fail at it, but I believe that pursuing that goal is the path I should follow.

Creating a new image is a whole process to me. Some photographers are able to instinctively recognize a worthy situation, find the best angle, and shoot it, all in a matter of seconds: this is a talent I don’t have. However, what I can do is imagine concepts, draw several rough sketches to see how they could be efficiently translated into pictures, determine all the various photos I am going to need, hunt patiently for them, plan additional shooting sessions, and assemble everything on the computer. As a result, my images are like personal statements, a bit like a novel for a writer. Everyone is free to like or dislike them, to agree with my point of view or not, but fact is there is no cheating in them: my images are the direct reflection of my thoughts, the traces of my existence.

Here are what I consider to be my best creative images so far, I do hope you will enjoy them.

 Christophe Kiciak



To view more of his work, go to Christophe Kiciak – CREATIVE VISUAL ARTS



Comments (3)

  • Christine


    I love your work Christophe. I would love to learn from you especially how you create depth in your work. Maybe you could produce an article on this subject. For example, “Fiery” shows the land extending way behind the winged figure. In “Headache” it looks like his head comes forward a mile to the front of the image, etc. etc. What do you say?


  • Christine Cook


    Hi again. I just won Best in Competition in EWW’s competition on Patterns with my image “Retreat”. I am still interested in how you create depth in your work. As I study it, I see light plays a large role and often it entails adding brightness to the background. You also use size to indicate distance. Two strategies I am aware of. But what else might you share with me? Thank you.


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