Contemporary Soviet Photography: Arsen Savadov

© Arsen Savadov
© Arsen Savadov

I am more and more convinced that Ukraina has been, and is again, one of the European centers for creative photography. In particular, after Roman Pyatkovka, I would like to go back to the works by Arsen Savadov, made ​​in 1997.

© Arsen Savadov
© Arsen Savadov
© Arsen Savadov
© Arsen Savadov

I warmly suggest to have a look of the series Donbass-Chocolate and Fashion at the Graveyard. I find that in both series Savadov has faced and caused a little ‘stir on issues that are really reflecting our present age. At the same time poetic and sensual, these images are certainly worthy of being rediscovered.

© Arsen Savadov
© Arsen Savadov
© Arsen Savadov
© Arsen Savadov

Arsen Savadov was born in 1962, Kyiv, Ukraine. He currently lives and works in Kyiv and New York. Graduated from Kyiv State Institute of Art in 1986, his works were presented within the First Ukrainian Project, La 49 Biennale di Venezia (2001); Sotheby’s, Modern and Contemporary Russian Art, London and New York (2009); New Ukrainian painting, WHITE BOX, (2008) and many others institutions.

© Arsen Savadov
© Arsen Savadov

Arsen Savadov

Selected by Ingrid Melano

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