Alexander Morozov, Alexander Artyomov

Alexander Morozov

Born in Lugansk, USSR in 1974

Lives and works in St Petersburg and Moscow

2002 — graduated from The Academy of Fine Arts in St Petersburg, Russia

1999–2000 — Educational program in Pro Arte Institute ‘Practicum. New Technology in Contemporary Art’. Prof. Alexey Shulgin.

St Petersburg, Russia

 

Awards

2013 - Nominee of Artaward International Strabag, Austria

2013 - Nominee of Sergey Kuryokhin Award, St Petersburg, Russia

 

Alexander Artyomov

Photographer. Was born in Vladivostok in 1961.

Education: 1982 – Leningrad Institute of Motion-picture Engineers, Chemical-engineering department.

1984 – 1994 - research associate and photographer in Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute.

Participated in high latitude expeditions “North” and drifting stations “North Pole”.

Took part in the international ethnographic expedition “Scientists of the world for the North Pole”.

In 2008 and 2009 participated in the contest «Hasselblad Masters Award» and became twofold finalist in the nomination “Portrait”.

Lives and works in Saint-Petersburg.

 

About the Human Factor series

The elite is vulnerable. The most perfect individuals belong to it. Happy few is a result of selection, compared to which natural selection with its concept ‘it is the strongest, who survives’ seems to be the triumph of love for one’ s neighbor. The most viable and useful individuals become the standard of a new breed. The rest are destined to destruction. The fate’s darlings will be considered as a unique standard according to which they and suchlike will be reproduced to give fowl, eggs and down. The perfect ones will go for broth, omelette and down-padded coats. The powerful nature and grotesqueness protrude in these gala photo-portraits. The fascinating and handsome highbred roosters are gazing at us with superiority like the characters of Richard Avedon. They have tough temper. You’d better not quarrel with them, as chicken is believed to be one of the cruelest birds and one of the funniest in its arrogance and conceit. Really, the dominating males depicted in the photos are comical like noblemen in the portraits created in icon painting traditions of the times before Peter the Great. Extraordinary fluffy snow-white feathering, foppish tousled crest, sticking out breast, haughtily turned-up beak make them look like bosses, who are in charge of everything. Their astral CVs immortalized in marble speak in the language of secret signs and symbols about futility of ambitions and bankrupt vanity fair. Heroics of everybody’s war against everybody remains on the pages of historic researches. Tyrants, national leaders and other geniuses of narcissism are depersonalized by the system of common benefit and mutual guarantees. Long ago power seemed as disgusting as barber’s hands. Nowadays it is amusing as an executive director of a meat-procession factory. Today it can be bred for commercial purposes. What you need is to try a number of unexpected genetic combinations and this bio-art will produce a new object for animal painters.

Stanislav Savitsky, Ph. D. Curator

 

Thanks:

Anatoly Borisovich Vahrameev, The All-Russian State Research Institute of Genetics and breeding of farm animals, photographic assistants: Alexey Schultz, Andrey Leksakov.

Orloff breed rooster - 2012
Orloff breed rooster

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The RNA Foundation is a cultural platform that aims at promoting established as well as up and coming Russian artists and creative individuals. Founded by Victoria Golembiovskaya, the RNA utilizes its wide reaching connections to provide support and exposure to artists, facilitating their relations with curators, dealers and critics. With experience in art management and curating Golembiovskaya established RNA in order to contribute to the Russian art education system, diversifying its narrow scope and implementing a wider, international engagement.

 

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