Loreal Prystaj practice focuses on revealing a connection between the physical environment and the internal states past and present. While investigating the film archives at CUH she is presently intrigued by detailed footage focusing on hands' as a mechanism to build, construct and make anything that exists in our physical universe. This "tool" is not only a device that creates our everyday surroundings but through its performance allows us the ability to preserve history, sustain tradition and reconstruct the past, which can be overlooked.
Loreal Prystaj (b. 1990, New York, USA) is a visual artist based in London, UK, recently graduating with an MA in Photography from the Royal College of Art. Her work presently focuses on the subconscious and inherited psyche. By performing as or ‘playing’ in cultural motifs – narratively or decoratively – Prystaj transforms once familiar spaces into mise en scène that highlights the connection between the physical environment and the internal states past and present.