Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles
By emphasizing the production and handling of artistic goods and values in a local, global and digital context I aim to show a visual manifest of the artistic and cultural creation process. I am fascinated by the manufacturing system of art and culture as opposed to the romantic notion of the lonely artist in the studio.
In particular, I am invested in places where objects serve as a proof of cultural identity and are thus materialized. With this series, I intend to show that artistic meaning is not only found in a finished artwork, but rather in the anterior and posterior processes of artworks.
This work investigates how much we identify with cultural traditions expressed in the different processes of making, collecting and preserving. My images depict realities which neither the eye nor our camera, could have grasped. By simultaneously zooming in and zooming out on various cultural venues, I intend to meticulously construct new realities that represent the mysterious worlds of cultural production.