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Krzysztof Wladyka – ‘Animalies’

Krzysztof Wladyka‘s “Animalies” – animal stories as a kind of reflection of our own human condition that must question us about the essence and basic values of our own lives.

“In my opinion, in these days when money are more important than soul’s needs, everybody can identify with these characters.  

According to me this world is peaceful and harmonious but being and living in it causes the feelings of nostalgia, sadness and depression. On the one hand additional elements or objects which are get mixed  up in this world should have as a task to help characters  to survive in their nothingness, but on the other hand they just strengthen me in  the feeling of being withdrawn and isolated from the others.”

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Krzysztof Wladyka -Animalies

 

Danila Tkachenko – ‘Lost Horizon’

Danila Tkachenko‘s series ‘Lost Horizon‘ – the utopia of constructing the ideal world. The Soviet architecture and technical buildings as forgotten traces and ruins of this utopia, which symbolically affirmed the technical progress and advance of the communist future.

“I make photos of these objects, built by Soviet authorities, by the medium format camera 6×6, during the night and with a powerful light source. Thus I enclose them in a suprematist figure of the black square which refers to the “Black Square” by Kazimir Malevich, the early Russian avant-garde and the origins of the Soviet utopia.”

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Danila Tkachenko – Lost Horizon

 

Osheen Harruthoonyan – ‘A Circle of Bluebirds’

Osheen Harruthoonyan‘s project ‘A Circle of Bluebirds

‘Circle’ means eternity, the self, and cyclical movement. ‘Bluebird’ represents happiness and love. Celestial series to the wonder with which we view our universe and our role within it.

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Osheen Harruthoonyan – A Circle of Bluebirds

 

Osheen Harruthoonyan’s family story stretches across the globe. His world seems to always be spinning. Perhaps that’s why this photographer is drawn to create images of space — planets, stars, galaxies that by the moment we see them are already in the past. For the Montreal-based artist, the universe is always changing — and always related to his own memory and history (written by Lise Hosein)

Watch this short video to learn more about the artist’s thoughts behind the series.

 

Yang Fudong – ‘Ye Jiang (The Nightman Cometh)’

Yang Fudong‘s series ‘Ye Jiang (The Nightman Cometh)

An ancient warrior is wounded after a battle and he is now in conflict whether to die or continue fighting. Three ghosts appear as symbols of his feelings and thoughts that clash within his heart and mind as he has to decide…

The story unfolds in ‘neo-realistic’ narrative – the warrior in his traditional costume and the ghost in a modern dress. Neo-realism is described by the artist as “a history theatre where current and contemporary societal conditions come to play”. So, the question is – how to continue our lives? What do we really want?

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Yang Fudong – Ye Jiang, The Nightman Cometh