Works on display
January 22nd to March 18th 2020
Zygmunt Jakubek was born in Poland and before settling in Canada had also lived and worked in the USA, Japan, China, and France. He has extensively traveled around the world, both for business and pleasure, visiting over sixty countries. Living for many years a “nomadic” lifestyle, Zygmunt developed an interest in landscape and travel photography. His travel photos and travel stories have been published in magazines in Poland, the USA, Japan, and Singapore.
Zygmunt is also interested in abstract photography. His color-rich photographic creations focusing on interplay of color and shape are inspired by art of Wassily Kandinsky. He is always on the lookout for false perspective effects to create eye-fooling Escheresque images, reflections in curved surfaces to find magic in visually abstracted ordinary scenes, or projected shadows to reveal hidden dimensions.
Zygmunt has a Ph.D. degree in physical chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA) and an M.S. degree in physics from the Jagiellonian University (Cracow, Poland). He works as a research scientist at the National Research Council of Canada conducting research in nanomaterials and measurements science. In addition to his photography interests, he is also a competitive sabre fencer.
Featured work: Zion National Park, Utah, USA, Photograph, 2019, 16” x 20”