LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
History of creation.
There are real photo taken on a mobile phone from 2016 to 2019, working in the central department store in Moscow, where installations were often changed. Old and new mannequins stood on service walkways and the basement, waiting for their future fate. All photos are not staged, but a randomly captured exposition that suddenly appeared and disappeared just as quickly. And I was occasionally lucky to capture this moment.
Each time I passed by, the mannequins seemed to fascinate me, causing strange feelings and an inherent desire to capture them. Sometimes it seemed that they were specially placed in talking poses. Standing surrounded by different rubbish, they are reminiscent of modern man with an indefatigable appetite for consumption.
In all this time, more than 100 photos have been collected. A collection of 41 images in the highest possible quality printed on canvas will be presented to your attention. The collection includes original photos and a combination of colors, which was born in my imagination at first glance of the image.
The MANnequins project will s a kind of pure being without material awareness.
Mannequins are an impersonal ideal copy of a person - an accidentally captured moment of presence, here and now. They humbly portray us, having nothing, as if returning to the origins of creation. Completely naked, they read like a litmus test with the inability to hide their thoughts, showing realistic moments of our essence. They don’t need to stand out, filling a sense of emptiness and loneliness imposed by the race for utopia. Creating the illusion of its significance due to the elements of mass consumption, leading to the same type. As a result, there is a rapid loss of uniqueness and relevance. Forcing to buy again and again, further moving away from the truth of our destiny.
My name is Elena Klim. I am a beginner photographer and artist. I was born and work in Moscow and studied at the faculty of Designer Clothes and Costume. I began to work at the age of 13. It was Russia in the 1990s, and it was a very difficult and dangerous time. At age 21, I became the manager of a restaurant. For 12 years, this work provided me with invaluable experience in personnel management, the development of creative thinking, and taught me how to work in stressful situations. I also learned a lot about the psychology of relationships.
In 2016, I changed my profession and became a perfume expert at the L’Oréal company. I conducted training for staff and made a variety of presentations.
From early childhood, I was drawn to art. I worked in a lot in different directions. In my imagination, various ideas are often born, but I did not find the time to implement them. In August 2019, I decided to devote myself to creativity. I began to study at the School of Professional Photography and Academic Drawing.
At the moment, I am developing three projects:
1. “theMANequins” – an exhibition project with 41 images. Consisting of photos, paintings, and 3 installations. This is a contemporary project that is philosophical, with a modern and bright design. I am presenting this project at Laguna-art.
2. A collection of clothes for men and women. Consists of the classics raised to the highest level of the Sport - Fashion style. Fabrics used: costume wool, tweed, jeans, viscose, velvet.
3. Interior lighting elements. Natural, graphic minimalism made of wood, glass, stone, and iron.
All concepts are thought up and developed only by me. In the near future, I will be developing a personal website where it will be possible to get acquainted with all my projects.
It is extremely difficult to answer why I should be awarded such an honor.
Regards, Helen Klim.
WHO I AM
I am a beginner artist and photographer. I present to you my first project."theMannequines"
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