“Four Seasons is founded on a good dose of irony already so I thought proposing a seasonal theme in a place that has really only one season would extend this.“
Anastasia Samoylova’s (b. 1984, Russia) defined visual language both challenges and submits to conventional ideas of beauty within natural environments. Whilst the endless archives of the internet act as the dominant source of material for Samoylova, her work equally critiques the consumerist perceptions that such digital contexts precipitate. Printed stock images are manipulated into colourful, sculptural tableaus where the viewer is confronted with an abundance of abstracted and idealised landscapes. These fragmented constructions present new readings on the sublime, shaping a vibrant dialogue that questions the conventions of photography in the natural world.
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