Zuzanna Salamon


Zuzanna’s current studio practice focuses on depicting trees that have been moved and transplanted elsewhere which symbolises her dislocation from home and living in a foreign country. The reality of her works fall between the boundary of the real and imaginary world and fuses elements from both. This creates a poetic sensibility that often feels dreamlike. The metaphors and symbols that appear in Zuzanna’s works come from her own experience of longing for a homeland and Slavic culture which consists of rituals involving worshipping the elemental grandeur of nature. Therefore, a symbolism of trees, nests, cut roots, and fallen leaves often appear in her work as a repeatable concept that reflects on human life and emotions.
Because of its immediacy, mark-making, and tonality, charcoal is currently Zuzanna’s primary medium, which she uses to build up large-scale drawings.