Sylwana Zybura’s alter ego Madame Péripétie has helped her gain widespread recognition in the wonderful worlds of surrealist photography, abstract fashion and the art of conceptualism.
In French, a péripétie is described as an unexpected occurrence or a sudden turn of events, which is very fitting of Zybura’s work.
Madame Péripétie has the ability to transcend the limits of fashion by experimenting with diverse patterns and styles. This pushing the boundaries of imagination enabled her to snag the 2012 Katapult Award, one of the most coveted awards for young professionals within the photography industry.
Her works are influenced by post punk, science fiction, character design and theatrical avant garde visionary Robert Wilson.
When asked about the vision behind her dramatic compositions, Zybura answered:
“My world consists of many surreal and bizarre elements that keep coming back. I was never interested in depicting reality as it is – the escapism and interdisciplinary hybrid-thinking have always been fascinating me. Saturated colors and dark spaces, fabulous costumes, uncanny characters, quirky stories and unexplainable ideas– these are the elements that keep hypnotizing me whenever I plan a new photographic project. A tiny bit of mysteriousness and abstruseness is very important.”
While continuing to work on photography projects, Sylwana is making plans to push the barriers even more by chartering the land of video and film directing.
What an ocular feast and pleasant “péripétie” this will be. We’re all waiting with bated breath!