A string of photo images is stretching to the music of Bach in the meditative video project Horizon Line by Alexandr Terebenin. Traces of paint and plaster on the peeling walls create dramatic landscapes – devoid of houses, trees or inhabitants, empty and formless places, the earth in the first (or last) days of creation.
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January 22, 1959, Leningrad, USSR - June 17, 2021, St. Petersburg.
Graduated from the Architectural College in Leningrad. Being a professional artist, photographer, Terebenin also creates art objects and installations. He is a participant of over 70 exhibitions in Russia and around the world. His works are presented in the collections of the Museum of City History (St. Petersburg, Russia), Kolod-zei Art Foundation (New York, USA), as well as in the galleries and private collections in Russia, USA, Israel, Germany, Finland and many others. He is a curator of the number of art projects, including The Conversion (St. Petersburg, Russia, 2012) and The Signal (St. Petersburg, Russia, 2014). He was nominated for the first and most important award for contemporary visual art in Russia “INNOVATION Prize” for the best curatorial project of 2014 (in collaboration with P. Belyi). Lives and works in St.Petersburg, Russia.
“I developed an interest in ruin and deconstruction from the very beginning of photography. I am attracted by a certain sharpness and pain of these images, unexpectedly emerging graphic and color, abstract or even surreal compositions. Over time, the number of images made it possible to sort them into cycles and series. When I find myself in a new space, I almost automatically identify objects and angles that require fixation.
Instead of the feeling of shame and disgust that objects of my interest most often cause in an ordinary person, I experience delight and aesthetic satisfaction. And this is not a perversion, but an opportunity to see and show others a wider range of the Beauty of the world around us.”