Monday, March 21, 2016

Anna Yeroshenko

Anna Yeroshenko is a Russian photographer, currently living in Boston, USA. She was a practicing architect and an interior designer in Russia before she became a photographer. Anna's interest in photography brought her to the US where she studied at the Lesley University College of Art and Design (the former Art Institute of Boston) and received her MFA in Photography in 2015. Anna's work deals with themes of subjective representation and multiple layers of information that play with how we consume and relate to subjective imagery we encounter each day. She has a strong interest not only in photography, but how the medium can be nudged off-center, manipulated, or combined with other visual disciplines, opening up a discourse about photography itself. Also, as in the case of the work presented here, of architecture and constructed space.

In the U.S. and abroad she is known for pushing the boundaries of photography combining original techniques with traditional processes in the service of her own subject matter. Anna's work have been exhibited at Perth Centre For Photography in Perth, Australia, the Mall Galleries, in London, UK, Langham Place, Hong Kong among many others.

Statement: Enduring Peripheries

This work deals with my own images of architecture re-imagined, deconstructed, and re-observed as sculptural representations that are intended to stimulate a new dialogue about the meaning of a photographic object and architecture itself. I fold and manipulate a paper photograph to create dimensionality and to give the image new depth. Then I re-photograph the folded structures, leading to a new perception of the subject. The nature of seeing and perception, the relationship between object, space and camera have always been the central issues in my work and in this project paper takes the role of the mediator among those three components.

Architecture is first created on paper, to be then embodied into solid material. I photograph urban landscapes of Boston's periphery, bringing its mundane architecture back to paper. My photographs can prolong its life, or they can give it a new one. By making new structures out of my photographs I, perhaps, fulfill what I gave up doing as an architect. Just as Paper Architects created their utopian projects, that were never meant to be built, I build an imagined reality with an intention to bring back to the viewer the joy of looking at the things we are surrounded by and take for granted, things that are the stage sets of our lives.

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