Seb Janiak – ‘Mimesis’

Seb Janiak‘s series ‘Mimesis‘ – what is behind the veil of the matter: a beautiful flower, a piece of art or something else?

Seb Janiak - Mimesis

Seb Janiak – Mimesis


Mimesis, according to the Encyclopaedia Britannica, is a basic theoretical principle in the creation of art. The word is Greek and means “imitation”, in the sense of “re-presentation” rather than of “copying”.

“Mimesis is a complex co-evolutionary mechanism involving three species: the model, the imitator and the dupe.

People who prefer matter and believe in a materialistic point of view will see beauty of the Mimesis flowers, others who believe matter is just an illusion will feel it differently. If you don’t believe in soul, or God or if you believe it all started from matter, you will see beautiful flower and a nice art piece. If you are spiritual and believe the invisible world is bigger than our visible world, mean if you believe there is something behind the matter’s veils, you will interpret the photo differently. I strongly believe matter came from spirit-conscience and not the opposite as most of the scientist want to believe.”

Mimesis is an ongoing photomontage project created with wings of insects and offering a world full of new visions.