martes, 26 de noviembre de 2013
ARSEN KURBANOV was born in Mahachkala, Dagestan to artist parents Hairullah Kurbanov and Galina Pshenitsyna. In 1988 he completed coursework at the Jamal Dagestan Art College, receiving a red diploma -- a symbol of scholastic excellence. Kurbanov was immediately accepted into the Repin Institute in St. Petersburg, where he studied with the late Neprintsov. He graduated from the Repin in 1994.
Kurbanov strives to combine the techniques of the old masters-Pieter de Hooch and Vermeer are two of his favorites-with a contemporary, personal sense of imagery. Biblical and historical references appear alongside modern elements in his paintings, often producing an atmosphere of mystery. Portraiture commands a prominent position in his work. His portraits are intended to be compositions in their own right, in addition to presenting precise, almost photographic likenesses of the sitters.
Since graduation Kurbanov has been painting in Russia and abroad
DARIUSZ KLIMCZAK was born in 1967 in Sieradz. Polish photographer Dariusz Klimczak constructs surreal landscapes through clever manipulation. Each image in his collection is a composite of multiple elements that work in unison to present a cohesive, albeit unusual, scene.
"I have been taking photos for a 25 years. Nowadays, in a photography I'm looking for a mood, metaphysics, universal symbols, that touch emotions. I'm interested in creative photography - manipulated, but in a measures of reason. I use colour only, when I find it really necessary for a photo. Thanks for Your time and attention." DK