Fotograf Magazine

#3 transforming of symbol

The category of symbol and working with the symbol is elusive, a purely sophisticated way of categorization from the point of view of art history and art criticism. For that reason, the selection of authors is even more relative than with the previous themes. Moreover, while some of the artists we have selected have worked with symbol throughout their career, with others in some stages of their work we could speak rather of subjective documentary, conceptualism, minimalism, or even other things. Such is, however, the fate of categories of art-theory – they do not allow an exact definition of the set of works of art that they attempt to define.

#3 Transforming Of Symbol — Portfolios

Jiří David

Painter, photographer and visual artist Jiří David (born 1956) is among the most prominent as well as the most original representatives of the
Czech art scene, in which he has figured for nearly twenty years…

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#3 Transforming Of Symbol — Portfolios

Oleg Kulik

Oleg Kulik entered the Moscow art scene roughly in the mid-1980s (his first event taking place in 1984). His background at that moment was that
of an artist who had intentionally chosen life outside of both social and cultural structures, and the experience of a person who for a considerable
time had lived in isolation from civilization (from 1981-84 Kulik lived in the countryside, reading and admiring the philosophy of Lev Tolstoy)…

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#3 Transforming Of Symbol — Portfolios

Sarah Lucas

Sarah Lucas (born in 1962 in London) has achieved a notorious name for herself as the bad girl of Britart. This reputation stems partly from the
seemingly aggressive stance that she has adopted in a series of self-portrait photographs produced since 1990…

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#3 Transforming Of Symbol — Profiles

Alena Kotzmanová

The photographs of Alena Kotzmanová (born 1974) are enigmatic, both at first glance and upon a deeper reading. Perhaps their most basic feature
is their subtlety in examining the borders of reality, as well as their complex play with the limits and laws of photography…

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