Origins

Ela Kurowska


Origins explores an abstracted view of the origins of life. Kurowska, a Toronto-based artist and biochemist, seeks to portray transformation from organic matter to living organisms, with simple life forms emerging from darkness that burst with vibrant colour and light. She meticulously handcrafts objects from translucent organic gels to resemble living cells and organisms, then photographs them using polarizer filters—combining elements of three disciplines that seldom meet: photography, biochemistry, and material science.

 

Curated by Liz Havenaar