Expressive Photomontage, 1967-1968
Bakowski’s earliest works, dating back to 1967-1968, already demonstrate the approach that later became characteristic of his whole oeuvre: the photographic print becomes a starting point for completely new compositions. The artist constructed highly expressive works employing techniques of photomontage and photo-installation. “Works from the period revolve around symbolic relationships. They were most often made in the technique of photomontage, by juxtaposing objects which, by their co-existence in an image, heightened their significance. The montages were thus expressive rather than stemming from the circle of surrealist stylization” wrote Zbigniew Dlubak on the works of Bakowski.