ARTEMY ALEKSEEV was born in Leningrad in 1984. As a result of increasing interest in architecture and photography, as well as distinct passion towards the city of St. Petersburg, an idea was born: to deviate from the traditional delivery of landscape and urban photography, and try to picture the magnificent Petropolis cityscape in an unorthodox, futuristic manner, thus establishing a certain connection between the renown 18th to 20th-century architectural complex and the fast-paced, highly technological present-day lifestyle.
The final form of works presented is hugely influenced by a variety of movements in art, music and architecture, and the people surrounding them. Suprematism and geometric abstraction, science fiction, jazz fusion and techno, hi-tech, deconstructivism and dynamic architecture, and such heralds of their time as Kazimir Malevich, Maurits Escher, Mark Rothko, Ezra Stoller, Santiago Calatrava, Oscar Niemeyer, Dieter Rams, Miles Davis, Zaha Hadid, Salvador Dalí, Isaac Asimov, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Andreas Gursky, Hiroshi Sugimoto and Hans Ruedi Giger is but a fraction of what helped shape the exhibits.
Artist's endeavour in photographics and visual art world was made in early 2014. Autumn of the same year saw his two personal exhibitions in St. Petersburg. Despite the project's relatively young age, its catalogue includes a large body of work from all parts of St. Petersburg, as well as from other European cities.
2014 "Percept", gallery «Alexey Sergienko's Apartment», St. Petersburg
2014 "Percept", Loft Project ETAGI, St. Petersburg
2015 "The Superconductor", lampa studio, St. Petersburg
A human, a machine, a city are three main components of the sensibale life on the Earth. This project is about assimilation of these three components, each of them could be considered as the superconductor. A man as a superconductor of the civilization progress, a machine as the superconductor of the human mind and a city as a superconductor of the process on integration of people and machines.
Three walls of the Lampa studio will be covered with three big pieces by Artemy Alexeev, so the spectator could find himself in the centre of some new reality. These three pieces are photos that were changed in digital way. It presents the glaringly illuminated facade of the famous building in the historical center of St Petersburg — Ciniselli's Circus. The artist took photos of this architectural piece of the XIX century at night, so the colorful illumination of the building looks very bright and crazy on the background of the dark sky. Then the artist modified the images trying to imagine what the art will look like if it is created by machine or artificial intelligence. Printed on the plexiglas this multicolor collage reminds the mosaic. Coming closer the spectator could see all the architectural details of the façade.
Also there will be a video-installation on the surface of the photos, which will be switched on every 5 minutes — the idea is to transform the photo-collage into the video-collage. It looks like the infinite kaleidoscope of the separate architectural details. A spectator will become a witness of the metamorphosis as the old building could become a real superconductor and the piece of the digital art.