Dasha in red, Persian, green and white

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3 + 2AP
Materials: digital pigment print
60 sm x 90 sm
Category: photography
Item Number: 004493
225 000 / 2 647 €
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About the Work
About the Artist

"I and Thou" series was created in 2014−2015 in Russia. It was made as a reaction on the segregation and split of society caused by political changes happening at that time in Russia and the world. I wanted to show Russia of my dream: free, open, without prejudices, out of ideologies, politics and stereotypes. For this project I was taking images of my close friends, uncovering their individualities and inner light through additional photograph of a stained glass that I was combining with portraits. Light exists within each human and photography as a medium working with light is used as a tool that uncovers light through the attitude. Metaphor of a stained glass shows individuality of my heroes, their unique inner light. I wanted to show compassion and uncover perception free from imposed outer frames. I wanted to show something very simple and natural, relevant to all people, something we lose in modern society because of the segregation policy.

Nikita Pirogov is a photographer, artist and poet who was born in Leningrad, USSR, in 1989. He studied in RGISI (Saint-Petersburg, Russia) and has an MFA from IED Madrid (Madrid, Spain). His works were exhibited in Russia, Italy, France, The Netherlands, Denmark, Latvia, Slovakia, Portugal, USA, Brazil, China, Cambodia, Fiji and South Korea and are in the collections of State Russian Museum in Saint-Petersburg, Russia, Galleri Image in Aarhus, Denmark, Festival Images in Vevey, Switzerland, in Indian Photography Archive, as well as in private collections. Pirogov participated in conference “Photography as an art: Current trends in study and the history of national schools” (Moscow, Russia), as well as had lectures and public talks about his work at FotoFest International (Houston, TX, USA) and in FotoDepar- tament (Saint – Petersburg, Russia). As a poet he participated in festival of vers libre (Moscow), at a parallel program of “Manifesta”, as well as in many poetry readings events in Moscow and Saint-Petersburg. He is a winner of portfolio reviews in Bratislava, Slovakia, Vienna, Austria and Moscow, Russia. He got several prizes and awards, including 1st place at Kurekhin’s Award, 1st place at the festival of video poetry “Fifth leg” as well as prize at the festival of photography in Dali, Yunnan, China and a scholarship from IED Madrid, Spain. His works were published internationally in many catalogues, books and magazines. He currently lives and works in Siem Reap, Cambodia.