Artists of the Day / Tania Shcheglova and Roman Noven / Ukraine

  • Join us July 20th, 2012 from 7:00–10:00pm for the opening reception of Synchrodogs.Synchrodogs are Tania Shcheglova and Roman Noven, two photographers and lovers from the Ukraine. As a couple they sandwich the camera lens, shooting analog photos of their bodies immersed in the raw materials of the Ukrainian countryside or synthetic by-products of the very same culture. Their work is more than a reflection of their environment, it is their perceived environment. Their photographic style is the most economical way to crystalize and replicate the dark, fantastical tableaus they build up out of at-hand cultural artifacts. Limbs skew at strange angles, legs fold defensively. Fur is faux, tattoos are temporary, bodies are exposed. Within their mode of unfiltered self-presentation, Synchrodogs define an Eastern European aesthetic that’s visceral, bizarre, and finding its shape within the realm of fashion photography.

    Synchrodogs’ work includes commissioned shoots for Harper’s Bazaar Ukraine, Urban Outfitters and Hello Glasses, and editorial features in Dazed DIGITAL, VICE USA, Disturber Magazine, Neon Magazine and Autre. Synchrodogs have exhibited work in LA (USA), Copenhagen (Denmark), Melbourne (Australia) and London (UK).

About destructivetesting

I'm a self-taught artist who prefers to use found objects in ways that were never intended. I'm not interested in making 10 or 100 of the same object. This, of course, takes more time to make each piece. I also prefer a more minimalist look, where each part of a piece can be appreciated. I consider my clocks to be small sculptures with moving parts. And, my lamps to be small sculptures with light. My mirrors are reflective sculptures. DESTRUCTIVE TESTING means to push something to it's limits to understand it's structural performance or material behavior under different stresses. I interpret this in my artwork as using materials in different ways or combinations than they were designed to be used. I also just like the slightly ominous sound of the term...
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1 Response to Artists of the Day / Tania Shcheglova and Roman Noven / Ukraine

  1. these are great images

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