Watercolour Rivers: an Art Exhibition features photographs by Maciek Malinowski and ceramics by Joanna Szwej-Hawkin.
Malinowski says: ‘The Watercolour Rivers project was created to show the beauty of Iceland. Above all, the beauty of her nature, which is unique and unparalleled. Looking at the island from a bird’s-eye view allows the landscape to be seen from an unknown and breathtaking perspective.
The crystalline water flowing from the largest glacier in Europe, turns into rivers to reach the ocean. During the journey, it encounters thermal springs rich in various minerals, and depending on the type of sediment that it carries, changes tone to create amazing palettes of colour. Nature itself creates these texturally rich compositions. My role is to notice this beauty and through my photography, preserve and perpetuate these images. We are now beginning to understand how much we are destroying our planet. I want my photographs to help people realise what wonders we will lose if we don’t change our ways of living.’
Maciek is based in Krakow, Poland. He is a photographer, freelance visual designer and video content creator.
Joanna lives in Nunhead where she also has her ceramics studio.
Jeannie Avent Gallery, 14 North Cross Road, Dulwich, SE22 9EU from 31st January – 12th February. Admission: Free. Phone: 07855747101