Category: Artist Profiles

Gerard Kwiatkowski: Embodying Historical Complexities in Postwar Polish “Recovered Territories”

The following text initiates “Artist Files,” a new series devoted to forgotten, understudied, or otherwise marginalized artists from the former Eastern Europe. The artists whose work we want to introduce have eluded recognition not only abroad–a fate that’s common enough for artists from the region–but also in their own countries, and for a broad variety of reasons. This essay devoted to Gerard Kwiatkowski focuses on the work of this important Polish-German artist, whose role as a curator and founder of EL Gallery often overshadowed his artistic practice.

Polish artist Gerard Jürgen Blum-Kwiatkowski is mostly known as the founder of the … Read more

Jiří Skála

Whenever somebody asks me to send in a few photographs of my work I encounter a problem. Sitting in front of the computer, staring at the monitor, I find myself unable to come to a conclusion. Of what do these images speak? Are they testimony to my need to find a compromise between the chaos in my mind and my ability to control it, to know my way around it? What should I write? How can I connect these eleven photographs?

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Markéta Othová (Online Gallery)

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ARTMargins is pleased to show a series of recent photographs by Markéta Othová. Othová studied at the University of Applied Arts in Prague. She has worked with photography since the early 1990s and lives and works in Prague. Her work reflects the strong Czech tradition of avant-garde photography, yet she does not follow that tradition blindly. Othová’s photographs are usually black and white, large-scale, and informed by a strong emphasis on structuralrelationships. This emphasis on relational structure contrasts with the seemingly casual subject matter of her photographs – interiors, … Read more

Barbara Kukovec (Online Gallery)

ARTMargins is pleased to present new work by Barbara Kukovec (London/Ljubljana), from her exhibit The Pungk’tum Project (Exhibition Access Space, Sheffield, December, 2009). All images in the series were taken with self-made cameras, using film or paper treated with a photographic emulsion and printed in the darkroom on different surfaces. Kukovec was born in Slovenia in 1980 and has worked as an actor, dancer, and performer in a diverse range of theater and dance productions.  She is currently still active in

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Dimitri Kozyrev (Online Gallery)

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ARTMargins is pleased to present a series of new paintings by Dimitri Kozyrev. Kozyrev is interested in the intersection between actual, physical landscape and mental landscapes, coupled with recent world events, led him to reflect on the ruins of war and its impact on the environment.  The series is titled Lost Edge.

Dimitri A. Kozyrev
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SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2009    Lost Edge, Mark Moore … Read more

Yevgeniy Fiks: “Communist Party USA Commemorative Stamps” (Online Gallery)

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ARTMargins is pleased to present a new work by New York City-based artist Yevgeniy Fiks: Communist Party USA Commemorative Stamps (2007-2008). In this project, Fiks produced US postal stamps featuring portraits of former leaders of the American CommunistParty, such as John Reed, William Z. Foster, Benjamin Davis. For seven months the artist then used these stamps on the envelopes in which he sent his monthly payments to companies such as CITI, Verizon, T-mobile, Time Warner Cable, and others. In this project, the procedure of paying monthly bills – a … Read more

Gábor Ösz (Online Gallery)


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ARTMargins is pleased to present the work of Hungarian-born artist Gábor Ösz. After studying at the Academy of Fine Arts in Budapest, Ösz pursued postgraduate studies at the Rijksacademie of Visual Arts in Amsterdam, where he has lived ever since. Ösz’s photographic and video work is conceptual yet pervaded by a strong sense of the importance of the medium. Among Ösz’s best known works are On the Edge (1998), a minimalist video work that can be viewed as a study of dimensions. In the project Liquid Horizon (1998-2002) Ösz uses as cameras … Read more

Zuzanna Janin (Online Gallery)

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Critics’ Statements


Whoever she is, Zuzanna uses herself as an eye with which to explore reality. She is her own instrument, and sees herself as such. (…) Only when the emotions have been portrayed can a study of identity begin. That is the next stage in her research program, for Zuzanna, like any true scholar, is systematic and conscious of her actions. She will begin by cataloguing identities, sensing in this some kind of order. Such is her present preoccupation. The present always seems to … Read more

Luchezar Boyadjiev (Online Gallery)

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Contact Luchezar Boyadjiev at: luchezb@cblink.net

Artist’s Statement

In my work during the last 10 years I have always been interested in the communicative aspects of art and artworks. Coming from a background of isolation and cultural “invisibility” within the larger framework of contemporary European art and culture, I have always looked for ways to convey my vision and message about life, the world, art and so on, in ways that would be not only meaningful but also clearly understandable for an international audience that has little knowledge about … Read more

Dimitri Kozyrev (Online Gallery)

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Images from “Lost Landscapes”:

Born St. Petersburg, 1967
Lives and works in Santa Barbara, California.
contact tel. +48.12.429.67.43

Artist’s Statement

My recent work stems from observations based on the driving experience. Using freeway systems as the investigative constant, these paintings and drawings attempt to recreate the pure structure of urban landscape. In recreation, the original experience is replaced with the image of “lost” landscape. The environment along the freeway structures is essentially lost for the driver in the fast movement of the vehicle, because the drivers attention is … Read more

Afrika (Sergei Bugaev) (Online Gallery)

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Introduction by Oleysa Turkina and Victor Mazin; translated by A D Haun.

ARTMargins thanks I-20 gallery (NYC) for their support of this presentation.

Born in 1966, Novorossiysk (Black Sea)
Lives and works in Saint Petersburg, Miami and New York.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afrika_%28Sergei_Bugaev%29

Introduction

In the beginning was the rebus. The rebus spoke by means of things. The rebus presupposed translation from the language of words to the language of things. The rebus presupposed translation from the language of things to the language of words.… Read more

Beata Wehr (Online Gallery)

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Born in Warsaw, Poland
Lives and works in Tucson, Arizona.
5155 N. Avenida Primera
Tucson, AZ 85704 – 5801
(520) 408 2275
http://www.artmajeur.com/beatawehr/

 

Artist’s Statement

In my mixed media books I focus on issues related to my experience as a Pole living in the U.S. I came here 13 years ago with no intention to stay, but I am still here. Since my connection with Poland is very strong, I feel I am in between the two cultures. In my work, I address the … Read more

Haralampi Oroschakoff (Online Gallery)

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Born in 1955, Sofia (Bulgaria)
Lives and works in Berlin and Théoule sur Mer.
http://www.oroschakoff.com/

Introduction

The paintings shown in this issue of ARTISTVIEW were to be seen in the solo exhibition “Etre la au bord du Monde: Voyageurs et Orientalistes, 1988 -1999” at the Musee d’Art moderne et contemporain in Geneva/Switzerland in 1999. The were subsequently shown in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

“Settlers on the Edge of the World: Itinerants and Orientalists” aims to reconcile wholeness with fragmentation and are about the lost or neglected narratives … Read more

The Metropolitan Museum of Cherkashin (Online Gallery)

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Valery and Natasha Cherkashin
(The Metropolitan Museum of Cherkashin)
26 Bakinskykh Komissarov, 4/1/10
117526, Moscow, Russia
tel: (095) 433 89 73
museum@sonnet.ru
www.geocities.com/SoHo/Museum/8000/

Valery and Natasha Cherkashin have been working with the imperial cultures of the USSR, Germany, the United States and Great Britain for more than 15 years. In 1992, the Cherkashins developed a conceptual art museum, the “Metropolitan Museum of Cherkashin.” The museum was named in honor of the Moscow Metro, one of the biggest memorials of Soviet time. The following documentation relates to a sequence … Read more