In April this year I had a privilege to exhibit my artwork at Consulate General of the Russian Federation. This solo “Art of the Body” exhibition was a ‘by invitation only’ event and was proudly supported by Australian businesses and media: DigitalPress, TopAct, Russian Radio Australia and Aurora Foxtel channel.
29 body-art photographs were displayed on the night. I felt thrilled to see people cruising form one photo to another, taking their time to look deep into the images, capturing the vibe and exchanging their opinions. Throughout the evening I was approached by many guests stunned by my artistic expression and the way I see a human body, which, I must say, to me is an art itself. One thing I can say for sure – this exhibition has touched everyone. There was no ‘in between’ feelings. Some people liked it, some loved it and well, some didn’t. But everyone said that it was unusual, borderline and controversial which I am very happy about. I truly believe that the main aim of any artist is not to please everybody but to generate interest and get everybody talking.
The “Art of the Body” exhibition was a great success – a few photographs were sold and there was a lot of interest in running similar events in the future not only in Sydney but in other major Australian cities as well.
Live music provided by an acclaimed international classical/jazz pianist Alex Parkmen (TopAct music agency) has certainly made this event even more special. With photographs displayed, music and wine flowing this night was a great celebration of art, talent and the perfect mix of the Russian heritage and Australian way of life.
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