Malgorzata Zurakowska has reinterpreted mezzotint for her own post-modern purposes.
In the Apocalypse series, the artist returns to the mystic imagery of the struggle of good and evil
found in Grunewald or in Bosch. Her finely nuanced almost black prints are not dark but seem
illuminated by a spiritual light, which emanates within the print itself. In spite of the
abstractness of the prints, the light defines forms and shapes filled with a sense of religious ecstasy.
In the Apocalypse series we see no horsemen galloping, only abstract forms printed with perfect
technical command. Beyond the reach of computer art or photography, the spectacular deep blacks
and brilliant areas of light of these prints are a valid vision of the apocalypse of our skeptical age.
Fragment of text by Hans Guggenheim, Ph.D.