2018

Meta Classicism

Collabortaion with Katrina Alexandrov


Hyperrealism is the young art form that gives birth to artifacts showcasing efforts to bring an added dimension of reality to life. We seek after a 'new' Hyperrealism, one that aspire not the imitation of reality, but the ability to distort it, perhaps revealing another face of it.

The Neo-Classical movement is a byproduct of the Renaissance- where the human soul’s value is embodied. With the ambition to prove that man is from God, the divine got a human form, while the earthly did not change.

The work talks about the meeting between photography and manual work, about the purity of the material, and about the meeting between these in the digital age, which enables the creation of an actual secondary reality.
We created a physical space, aiming for a make believe that the place is real and exists.

The environment lacks identity, but its identity is absolute at the same time. It is not known where it is, when we visited it and if at all. At the same time, it is built from architectural elements from the classical world that are repetitively placed and familiar to every viewer.
The space is infinite, our observation point of it is through another wall that 'attracts' us to visit it. It is not known what is behind each arch, what is found or exists there, if at all.

This is a utopian place, where anything can happen.

We chose to refer to two processes - extraverted and introverted.
The work presents an infinite number of realities, as the photographed object is in two positions simultaneously in each image: It exists as both object and subject at the same time, as an object surrounded by life, and on the other hand as living surrounded by stillness.