Honorable Mention / 2021 / Fine Art / Collage
Surprise Inside Series
My photographic collages serve as a metaphor for anticipation, those moments when the unknown is being revealed. Pivotal moments when life turns a corner into new and exciting phases, a heightening of our awareness that brings us fully into the moment of discovering what's next.
The implied act of opening the boxes, releases the energy of the occupants, allowing them to take flight. The people and objects confined within, through the simple act of unfolding, are exposed revealing what was previously hidden.
Walter Plotnick is a photo-based artist who lives and works in the Philadelphia area. He received his MFA from University of the Arts and BFA from Tyler School of Art. Mr. Plotnick is an instructor in the Fine Arts Department at Penn State Abington.
My current work is a hybrid of wet photography and digital process. I am influenced by the work of Bauhaus, Constructivist and Surrealist Photographers from the 1920s through the 1930s.
Awards Philadelphia Museum of Art
Private Collection Vienna, Austria
Private collections New York, NY
Private collections Los Angeles, CA
Private collections Philadelphia, PA
2013 Talent Voor Kunst, Belgium, 2013
2010 Kol Ami Gallery, April – May Philadelphia, PA
2009 Saint Joseph’s University Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2006 Shadows and Shapes, Multiple Choice Gallery, Blue Bell, PA