Evgeny Mokhorev. Perfect children
“FotoDepartament” Gallery in the course of its “Blue” program, dedicated to well-known Russian and foreign photographers, presents:
1-29 May ‘ 2010
Exhibition opening: May, 1, Saturday – the whole day at the “FotoDepartament” Gallery
Gelatin Silver Print
40×40, edition of 20
© Evgeny Mokhorev
The photographs by Evgeny Mokhorev may remind you of the world of childhood dreams, the one you do not want to leave. In this world you may find snow-white lacy tulle covering the windows, old doors, leading to some secret places, walls and mirrors. Sometimes you find there an armchair or a chair to have a sit by the window, then you find a canvas or another rare object that suddenly appears in front of the viewer. But the most important in this world is the sunlight, flowing on the rough surfaces, and slightly touching the snowy bodies of the inhabitants of this world.
Children, teenagers, small Adams and Eves who know nothing about the forbidenness of relationships, shyness, worries and conventions of the outer world. Their bodies are perfect and their souls are pure. They are angels with wings, exploring themselves in a huge mirror. You can see both unconcern and doubt in their eyes, knowledge and doom, the power and strength that challenges life and at the same time the fear of it. They live between those mirrors, sliding walls and doors and do not hurry anywhere, because this world, full of light, is made for them. Like the last shelter of purity. In the studio of Evgeny Mokhorev. And the kids do not leave this world, because it is the only place that preserves the perfection, the ideal shimmering in the memories, the ideal that may have never existed.
The exhibition presents over 25 gelatin silver photographs made during the last three years.
Born in Leningrad (USSR) in 1967, first photographs made at the age of eight. Since 1986 has worked as a professional photographer. In 1987 joined a famous photo club “Mirror”. Mokhorev is a member of the Union of Photographers of Russia since 1992. In 1993 he won a prize “Discovery of the Year” at the First Russian Photo Festival. In 1994 and 1998 he received a State Stipend for young artists. In 1995 organized the photo studio “Taburet” in collaboration with Alexander Kitaev. Mokhorev was nominated a Laureate for “Photoartists of the Year” in 1996 and is a member of the Union of Russian Artists since 1997. Lives and works in St. Petersburg.
FotoDepartament Gallery – is the unique photography gallery in Saint-Petersburg. First the gallery presents contemporary Russian art and documentary photography. The exhibition program of the gallery includes three directions of work named as three channels of photography – RGB:
Red /Red Light – – the program dedicated to the authors’ techniques of manual print.
Green – program of emerging photographers exhibitions.
Blue – series of exhibitions by well-known and experienced Russian and foreign photographers.
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