In my line drawings I create fictional profiles of both unnamed and recognized individuals; Sometimes I describe them through the objects I select that possibly stand in for aspects of their personalities.
Set of six TV Trays on Wall Street Journal Newspaper. Mixed media, mounted on linen.
Meant to be shown in sets;
TV Trays, 1 through 6, or
TV Trays, 1 through 3, or
TV Trays, 4 through 6.
Growing up, I recall six TV trays stacked in the corner of our family living room. We never used them. In July of 2005 Gerry Thomas, the innovator of the TV dinner, died. Someone wrote about how his TV dinners supported the feminist movement; “Though convenient, TV dinners changed the way families related to one another and to food.” I read that Mr. Thomas never made money on his TV dinner idea. After many years at Swanson, he left and became an art gallery director in New York. My family always ate dinner together at the dining room table. I wish we had used the TV trays.
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Photography. 90x135 cm.
From a limited edition of 3.
Signed and numbered on the front
Ruslan Nurgaliev. 2014 .
In my opinion photography is able to go beyond the photocopying of the world. Of course I'm not trying to belittle the ability of the photography to transform the world and to create your own illusory world based on the reality. Yet there is plagiarism at the heart of the nowadays photography. Why copy when you can create from scratch I fully share the views of V. Kandinsky and K.Malevich in this approach. Photography does not have the same fullness of freedom as painting. As a result, it is forced to rely on real objects. Is it possible to avoid such dependence Yes, it is!
So, if the photographer stops shooting the world, what is there going to be in the frame Let’s remember that the word photography translated from Greek means light painting. If you focus on this definition, it becomes obvious that the photo can be based particularly on light and be free of objects. This is a chance to independence and creativity free from the outside world, from its material, cultural, political and other influence, subject to continuous change. This approach provides a certain sterility, purity and even louder – an absoluteness of the light-based photography, which helps to gain only creative goals. Light reborns from a means into a unique object.
There may be an impression that light-based photography just copies the random behavioral variations of light. That’s not true. There is the creative component that comes to the forefront. Photo artist draws with the help of light in space, he selects “brush” color and type, strokes form, their intensity, etc. Such photo artist is a real photographer, creating his pictures directly from the light. It is this self-expression in the photos I have been associated as free from mirroring, the true.
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