Dasha Fursey

Dasha Fursey’s practice, comprising painting, video, performance and sculptural installations, repurposes cultish Soviet imagery into a fairytale-like, almost psychedelic experience. One of her painting series depicts female Soviet Young Pioneers in scenes that take them out of iconic propaganda posters into more ambiguous contexts. The young pioneer, an alter ego for the artist, is shown romantically embracing a smiling Che; about to take a bite out of a large hallucinogenic/poisonous toadstool bearing a photographic image tagged ‘1917’, suggestive of the.

Sam Kaprielov

MANGA The word manga refers to the Manga by the legendary Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai, defined by him as ‘Brush gone wild’ and not to the contemporary story-telling manga, as the drawings in the work are not always connected to each other. It’s a mix of automatic drawings redrawn to look presentable after the initial outburst of creativity, straightforward life studies, and improvisations based on photographic images which happened to attract my attention for one reason or another. THE ART.

Serguey Maximishin

1964 // He spent his childhood in Kerch, the Crimea. Moved to Leningrad in 1982. Served in the Soviet army as a photographer the Soviet Military Force Group on Cuba from 1985 to 1987. Graduated from Leningrad Politechnical Inctitute in 1991 with a B.A. in physics. Worked in the laboratory of scientific and technical expertise in the Hermitage Museum. Graduated from St-Petersburg Faculty of photojournalism in 1998. In 1999-2003 he was a staff photographer for the “Izvestia” newspaper. Since 2003,.

Emilie Morel *France

< 1975 // Emile Morel creates digital universe on the edge of the pixel-art. Phantasmagoric visions of hybrid characters, at halfway between wonderful medieval and dantesque hell, staging impulses primitive, bestial and idyllic an intimate mythology. Allegory of life, suffering and the desire, the works of emile surprise by the lushness of their details and their evocative power.  

Aidan Salakhova *Russia

1964 // Aidan Salakhova marries Eastern Islamic with Western feminist influences, combining her Azerbaijani background with her Eastern European upbringing. Her “Persian Miniatures” series explores the feminine identity in an Islamic context.Missing elements carry as much weight as those that are visualized. Feminine figures are delicately portrayed, with the male presence noticeably absent. The drawings are flat and their subjects anonymous, rendering them interchangeable and representational. Her execution traces back to Persian miniatures from which the series takes its name..