Millions of men have lived to fight, build palaces and boundaries, shape destinies and societies; but the compelling force of all times has been the force of originality and creation profoundly affecting the roots of human spirit.
Anastasia Samoylova published her first love letter to Florida in 2020: Floridas
The exhibition – 2023 – in Berlin is absolutely amazing, a colorful joy, sunshine and bubblegum. If you love America – or hate it .. (In this case: shattered dreams.) Samoylova, you see, holds the perfect balance between incredible beauty, presented as the South East American lifestyle and dream, and the melancholically feeling of its ending.
The idea for this photos was born out of road trips she took. Inspired by the work of the artist Walter Evans *1843–1922.
My interest in Evans began out of aesthetic kinship
Aesthetics is defined how something is expressed, formulated, carried out. So it’s not about style, design or beauty. Aesthetic is a way of communication. Something, which is nonchalant or officially. Informally or formally. Rudely, violently, cordially or justly. Depending on ..
Aesthetics is humanely or mechanically. Precisely, loudly, soft, cozy, heart-warming, elegant. And so on.
The „how“ determines – kind of – the value that is conveyed. Furthermore, aesthetics bears the capacity something to justify as wrong or right. Artistic integrity is not its outcome, instead a value producing way of working.
„The title of this work refers to the female monster who, according to Greek mythology, inhabited a narrow channel of water and fed on passing sailors. Colquhoun explained that the image could be understood in two ways, both as a seascape and as an image of her body. ”It was suggested by what I could see of myself in a bath .. It is thus a pictorial pun, or double-image.“
Art shall and art should be .. Art could be seen – as whatever you can imagine.