artist statement russian photographer art photography yulia artemyeva exhibitions open calls the contemporary russian photographer

In her art Yulia Artemyeva turns to constructing an illusionary museum-like civilization. 

For instance, referring to the myth about Atlantis, where the familiar facts are replaced by the new ones, the artist links those facts to the semantic and physical, as well as the urban and natural space that surrounds her, or like in the Frida Kahlo project, to the experience of real historical figures.

Taking into account the fast changing social and cultural context, the creator is interested in the alternative vision of escapism of today.

Applying methods of magical realism and sticking to the gaming principle of avant-garde, Yulia mainly experiments with photography, collage and art objects.