ArtistIness RychlikResidesUnited Kingdom
Websiteinessrychlik.comMediumsSelf Portrait
Galerie Benjamin Eck
Munich, Germany

Dorothy Circus Gallery
Roma, Italy
Gender roles
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About the artist

Iness Rychlik is a renowned self-portrait photographer. Since she suffers from a chronic skin condition, Iness often uses her own body as a canvas for artistic expression. The subtle elegance of Rychlik’s compositions contrasts with an underlying aura of brutality. Her conceptual photographs provoke the viewer’s imagination, rather than satisfy it. Featured by ‘Beautiful Bizarre Magazine’, ‘The British Journal of Photography’, ‘Cultura Inquieta’, ‘L’Officiel Italia’, BBC Scotland.

Iness is the 2nd Prize Winner of the Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize, INPRNT Photography Award 2023.

Artwork Themes & Subject Matter

‘Although greatly influenced by historical drama, her work is deeply personal and symbolic in nature. Iness suffers from a hyper-sensitive skin condition. As a teenager, she would often attempt to cover it up and resented being asked if she had accidentally burnt herself. Throughout the years, she has learnt to see her skin as a live canvas, rather than an ugly inconvenience that should be kept hidden. Iness uses her very own body to explore the difficult themes of solitude, pain, violence and objectification. She honors the concept of transforming hidden pain into art – exposed, disturbing and beautiful.’


Iness Rychlik’s photographs have been published in notable magazines and online sources including Hunger TV, K MAG, Beautiful Bizarre Magazine, Fabrik Hero, Glasgow University Magazine,, Bluebee Magazine, FotoNostrum Magazine, Wirtualna Polska, Artysta i Sztuka, Szeroke Kadr, L’Officiel Italia, Cultura Inquieta.


Solo Exhibitions

2021 Intymność, Festiwal Otwarte Mieszkania, Krakow, Poland

Selected Group Exhibitions


Send nxxxs, Galerie Benjamin Eck, Munich, Germany


Permanent Impermanence, SuperRare Gallery, New York, NY. United States

The Unseen by Rankin Creative, Quantus Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Scenes of Despair, FotoNostrum Gallery, Barcelona, Spain

Decentral Art Pavilion, Palazzo Giustinian Lolin, Venice, Italy


Nick Knight’s SHOWstudio, London, United Kingdom (Online)

Portraits without Borders, Fotogalerie Friedrichshain, Berlin, Germany

Melancholia, FotoNostrum Gallery, Barcelona, Spain

The British Journal of Photography, Seen Fifteen Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Centre of Contemporary Art, Znaki Czasu, Toruń, Poland


ING Discerning Eye Exhibition, Online

Diaries by LoosenArt, Millepiani Gallery, Roma, Italy

What I’ve Seen So Far, Dorothy Circus Gallery, London, United Kingdom and Rome, Italy

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