by Damien Power in New Photography on Saturday 23 June 2012

The titles of Sydney-based photographer Izabela Pluta’s exhibitions read like the tracklist to a Liars’ album: ‘Study for a Sham Ruin’, ‘Displaced Images of Distant Objects’, ‘On Things Mended and Broken’, ‘Sailing for the Abyss’. Her work exists in the space between longing and belonging, investing unpopulated landscapes with a rare poignancy. Pluta often photographs man-made structures in the process of succumbing to nature with a Tarkovsky-like transcendence.