Iness Rychlik

/ Tiffany Cole

Opening / 19.01. / 19:00 - 22.00

Exhibition / 19.01. - 11.03.

Galerie Benjamin Eck

Pestalozzistr. 14 / München

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Iness Rychlik is a Polish-born artist, greatly inspired by nature and historical drama. Despite her severe myopia, she has been dedicated to visual storytelling since her early teens.

Iness graduated with First Class Honours in Film from Screen Academy Scotland. Set in Victorian London, her final-year film ‘The Dark Box’ follows an unhappily married woman, who pursues photography to escape from her oppressive relationship. Iness received a Golden Tadpole nomination at Camerimage for her cinematographic work, which led her to direct two mini-documentaries about art for the BBC Scotland.

Rychlik is recognised for her dark self-portraits, which are exhibited and awarded all around the world. Since she suffers from a chronic skin condition, Iness often uses her own body as a canvas to explore the difficult themes of pain, solitude and violence. Her conceptual photographs provoke the viewer’s imagination, rather than satisfy it.


2022 | ‘Permanent Impermanence’, SuperRare Gallery – New York, USA

2022 | ‘The Unseen’ by Rankin Creative, Quantus Gallery – London, UK

2022 | ‘Scenes of Despair’, exhibited alongside Helmut Newton’s ‘Private Property’, FotoNostrum Gallery – Barcelona, Spain

2022 | Decentral Art Pavilion, Palazzo Giustinian Lolin – Venice, Italy

2021 | Nick Knight’s SHOWstudio – London, UK (Online)

2021 | ‘Portraits without Borders’, Fotogalerie Friedrichshain – Berlin, Germany

2021 | ‘Intymność’, Festiwal Otwarte Mieszkania – Krakow, Poland (SOLO)

2021 | The British Journal of Photography, International Photography Award (Single Image Show), Seen Fifteen Gallery – London, UK

2021 | Centre of Contemporary Art ‘Znaki Czasu’ – Toruń, Poland

2020 | ‘What I’ve Seen So Far’, Dorothy Circus Gallery – London, UK & Rome, Italy

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2021 | Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize, INPRNT Photography Award – Finalist

2020 | The British Journal of Photography, International Photography Award – Single Image Winner

2020 | Chromatic Awards, Nude – Winner

2020 | 14th Julia Margaret Cameron Award, Fine Art – Winner

2016 | Camerimage – The Golden Tadpole Nomination (‘The Dark Box’)

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2022 | Hunger TV – ‘Meet the Unseen: The project re-platforming creators who have been censored on Instagram’

2021 | SuperRare – ‘A Female Focus Feature – The first of many’

2021 | K MAG – ‘Rozmawiamy z artystką Iness Rychlik. Szukam piękna we własnych lękach i słabościach’ (PL)

2021 | SuperRare – ‘Provoking the imagination through self-portraiture: An interview with Iness Rychlik’

2021 | Sotheby’s Institute of Art, Made In Bed Magazine – ‘Sophie Wratzfeld in Conversation with Photographer, Iness Rychlik’

2021 | Beautiful Bizarre Magazine – ‘Iness Rychlik: Secrets Told from a Lens’ (Print)

2020 | Fabrik Hero – ‘Dark Feminism’

2020 | Artysta i Sztuka – ‘Iness Rychlik: Intymne Granice Bólu’, Issue 32 (PL) (Print)

2020 | Cultura Inquieta – ‘Conceptuales y sugerentes, así son las maravillosas fotografías de Iness Rychlik’ (ES)


Tiffany Cole is a self-taught artist whose work revolves around the human figure, mostly creating self portraits.
Tiffany adds abstraction to her work to leave the viewers eye filled with different and unexpected colorful marks juxtaposed against the human form.

"I am so interested in exploring the beauty and sensuality of the feminine essence from a woman's perspective and I feel like I get to tell stories with my hands and create the worlds that I had kept trapped in my mind for so long:'
Part of Tiffany's process includes being a muse for major contempoary artists around the world.