Artes Mundi 4: Olga Chernysheva

Based in Moscow, Olga Chernysheva uses a range of media to produce artworks that explore contemporary Russia.

Last updated: 08 October 2009

Detail from a photograph of Olga Chernysheva's series On Duty. Image courtesy of Olga Chernysheva

Detail from a photograph of Olga Chernysheva's series On Duty. Image courtesy of Olga Chernysheva.

Chernysheva's subjects are often observed negotiating a society in turbulence, where the sense of a shared future has disappeared.

Her films, photographs, drawings and object-based works go beyond any appearance of the documentary and become lyrical images of individuals trying to make sense of their lives at a time when society is in obvious flux.

Ordinary experiences become extraordinary and the viewer becomes aware of him or herself observing, critiquing others and their lives.

She focuses on figures, on individuals offering a penetrating, psychological atmosphere.


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