Living Arrangements (No. 1)

Klepuszewska, Penny
"Intrinsic to my work are the details and scenes, the small fragilities and brutalities of contemporary human existence. I combine a documentary approach with staging and construction, creating both accounts of the real world and self-contained fictions. I often utilize found occurrences taken from newspaper articles, personal stories, conversations and everyday life. 'Living Arrangements' focuses upon significant changes in the patterns of family life over the last two decades and how this has created a large and expanding number of elderly people who are living alone, often with deteriorating health and no family support to hand. The home is often regarded as a place of shelter but for some in later life it can become an island of isolation." Penny Klepuszewska
  • Artwork Details: Image Size: 33 x 52.1cm
  • Edition: 5 of 10 + 1AP
  • Material description: Fuji archival lustre paper print
  • Credit line: © the artist. Gift of the artist and Pavilion, Leeds.
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  • Medium: Photograph
  • Accession number: ACC18/2011



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